“Bring Afrin back to its original inhabitants” .. a mass demonstration including thousands of people displaced due to the operation “Olive Branch” in Tel Rifaat area north of Aleppo
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that the people who have displaced by the operation “Olive Branch”, to Tel Rifaat town in the northern countryside of Aleppo, went out in demonstrations in rejection of the Turkish forces and their loyal factions’ control over their areas, where they emphasized that “if the families of Tel Rifaat in Afrin want to return to their home, then they have to leave our lands and return to their home”.
Sources told the Syrian Observatory that thousands of Kurds, Arabs and locals of Afrin who have been forcibly displaced to Al-Shahbaa and of those live in Tel Rifaat, went out in a demonstration to reject the Turkish threats and attacks on the area.
According to the sources of SOHR; representatives of bodies and institutions of the “Autonomous Administration” and the council of Tel Rifaat Township, as well as the residents of Tel Rifaat of women, children, elders and disabled, participated in the demonstration.
The demonstrators lifted pictures of civilian victims who were killed by the Turkish forces and their loyal factions, as well as pictures of the casualties of the YPG and the YPJ killed in the battles of Operation “Olive Branch” that was launched by Turkey over Afrin in January 2018.
SOHR monitored signboards wrote on them “we are lofty women and are not afraid of Erdogan .. revolt against the Turkish occupation .. you hear the women’s cries in Afrin .. no to kill humanity”.
According to the sources of SOHR; the demonstrations started from Al-Bazar square in Tel Rifaat passing through the side streets chanting slogans call for “the liberation of Afrin”, amid ululations and the mothers’ hand clapping to the beat of songs.
SOHR monitored the stop of the demonstration in Al-Nahiyah roundabout, after holding a one-minute silence, then the demonstration ended with chanting slogans emphasizing that “if the families of Tel Rifaat in the occupied Afrin want to return to their homes, then they have first to give Afrin back to its original inhabitants”
Lens of the SOHR: locals of Tel Rifaat make a demonstration demanding the exit of the Turkish forces and their loyal factions
"عدسة المرصد": أهالي "تل رفعت" يتظاهرون للمطالبة بخروج القوات التركية والفصائل الموالية لها
Posted by المرصد السوري on Sunday, November 10, 2019
Lens of the SOHR: mass demonstrations calling for the exit of the Turkish forces and their loyal factions