Kurdish activists stage civil disobedience at UN office in Geneva
The protest is directed against the Turkish army's use of chemical weapons against guerrilla troops in northern Iraq and its latest attacks on Rojava, northern Syria.
Activists from Kurdish youth movements TCŞ and TekoJIN staged a civil disobedience action at the Office of the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Geneva, Switzerland.
The action on Thursday protested the Turkish army's use of chemical weapons against guerrilla troops in northern Iraq and its latest attacks on Rojava, northern Syria.
TCŞ and TekoJIN members entered the building, stating that they wanted to meet with officials.
The activists stated: “On November 9, the World Health Organization vowed to convene to address the use of chemical weapons, but they have yet to contact the activists. It is necessary to directly contact the officials of the organization to meet the demand of the young activists.”
The activists insisted that they would not leave without a meeting with the OHCHR officials.
During the action, the activists chanted slogans such as "Long live Rojava resistance", "Stop chemical attacks" and "UN, do your duty".