Accused of “insulting Turkish flag" | Military police arrest child in Jarablus city. • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights
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Accused of “insulting Turkish flag” | Military police arrest child in Jarablus city.

Aleppo province: SOHR activists have reported that this morning a military police patrol arrested a child under the age of 13 from Jarablus city for “insulting the Turkish flag striking the flag with shoes.”

The military police took him to their security posts in Jarablus city.

Following the arrest, the child’s relatives set fires to rubber tyres and blocked roads in Jarablus city, demanding the immediate release of the child.

This morning, SOHR activists reported that civil police patrols in Jarablus, which is under the control of Ankara-backed factions in the northeastern countryside of Aleppo, carried out a campaign of arrests of people who took part in yesterday’s protests against Turkish foreign minister’s statements about the possibility of reconciliation between the opposition and the Syrian regime.

According to SOHR activists, members of a civil police patrol arrested a displaced singer from Homs for “inciting demonstrations and raising slogans denouncing Turkish statements.”

Moreover, eight people were arrested for “demonstrating near Jarablus border crossing between Syria and Turkey.

The arrest campaign comes amid popular calls to demonstrate today after noon prayers in Jarablus city, in response to the arrests campaign by “Civil Police.”