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Title: Angelenos plan LAX protest of Turkey’s Dirty War against Kurds
START DATE: 7/20/2016
START TIME: 6:00 PM
Duration: 2 Hours
Location: south bay, long beach
Location Details:
Tom Bradley International Terminal Los Angeles International Airport,
1 World Way, Los Angeles, CA
Event Topic: war
Event Type: demonstration
Contact Name: Chris Wohlers
Contact Email: cwohlers@gmail.com
Contact Phone: 508-468-0375
DESCRIPTION:
In the wake of the failed coup attempt in Turkey, Southern California Kurdish solidarity organizations will gather in front of the Turkish Airlines Terminal on July 20th to commemorate the first anniversary of ISIS’ massacre of 33 peace activists in Suruç, Turkey and call on the Turkish government (the owner of Turkish Airlines) to stop giving safe haven to ISIS and end its dirty war against Kurds, the largest ethnic minority in Turkey. Before their murder, the 33 peace activists were planning to enter to Syria to help rebuild cities destroyed by ISIS. After the massacre, instead of combating ISIS and other extremists, Turkey’s Government launched a dirty war against its Kurdish population and opposition activists which has led to the displacement of as many as 350,000 people and the deaths of thousands. Two survivors of the massacre, Claire Keating, an LA public school teacher, and Chris Wohlers, a radiation oncology student will speak about their experiences at the scene of the massacre. Chris and Claire are available for media interviews at or in advance of the action.
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