Kurds march in Paris in protest at the triple murder

Three Kurds were murdered in the heart of the French capital on Friday before the upcoming 10th year anniversary of the triple murder of Sakine Cansız, Fidan Doğan and Leyla Şaylemez in 2013.

Thousands of Kurds have taken to the streets in Paris today to protest against last Friday’s armed attack on the Kurdish community that left three dead and three injured. The victims of the 23 December attack are revolutionary Evîn Goyî (Emine Kara), who only came to Europe in 2019 and previously worked on projects for displaced Yazidi people from Shengal in Rojava after decades of living in the mountains of Kurdistan; musician Mîr Perwer (M. Şirin Aydın), who fled Turkey due to a final sentence of 20 years imprisonment for alleged membership of a "terrorist organisation" and applied for political asylum in France; and Abdurrahman Kızıl, a Kurdish patriot in his 60s who was considered a memory of the cultural centre.

The crowd is marching from the Ahmet Kaya Cultural Centre to the Kurdish Information Bureau at Gare Nord where PKK founding member Sakine Cansız (Sara), KNK (Kurdistan National Congress) Paris Representative Fidan Doğan (Rojbîn) and Kurdish youth movement member Leyla Şaylemez (Ronahî) were murdered on 9 January 2013.

Families of victims with photos of their beloved ones are marching at the forefront, followed by members of the Kurdish cultural movement TEV-ÇAND.