Protests and commemorations take place in Germany to mark 8th anniversary of Yazidi genocide

On the occasion of the 8th anniversary of the Yazidi genocide, protests and commemorations were held in many cities of Germany, and calls were made to "recognize the autonomy status of Shengal".

Protests and commemorations were held in many cities of Germany on the occasion of the 8th anniversary of the genocide committed by the Turkish state-backed ISIS mercenaries in Shengal on 3 August 2014.


The massacre perpetrated by the ISIS gang against the Yazidi people in Shengal on 3 August 2014 was condemned at a rally in Hamburg.

The rally was organized by Hamburg Rojbin Women's Assembly and Sîwana Meclîsa Êzidiya and was held in Jungferstieg, one of the busiest districts of the city.

After a minute’s silence, women's rights defender and writer Anja Flach made a speech and said that the massacre was carried out by ISIS, which acted for the Turkish state. Underlining that thousands of people were killed in the massacre, Anja Flach said that although eight years have passed since the massacre, many people are still missing. She recalled that thousands of women were sold in slave markets.

Speaking on behalf of the Hamburg Rojbin Women's Assembly, Emine Birecik said that women and children suffered the most in the massacre and emphasized that the silence about the massacre was a crime against humanity.

Feminist women's representative Sofia Luxemburg said: “The attack on the Yazidi aimed to erase a people from history. Thousands of women lost their lives, while the fate of thousands of others remains unknown. Many women were sold as sex slaves in markets. A great tragedy was lived, but the international community remains silent.”


Protests were held in Hannover to protest the genocide carried out by ISIS in Shengal.

Representatives of TEV-DEM, NAV-DEM, Celle Yazidi Assembly, Hannover People's Assembly and Women Defend Kurdistan attended the rally, which started after a minute’s silence.

Hannover People's Assembly co-chair Xosnaf Ata said that the genocide continues all over Kurdistan and called on everyone to defend Kurdistan and Shengal.


In an action organized by the Kiel Kurdish Cultural Center in Kiel, activists commemorated those killed in Shengal.


A commemoration and protest event was held in Freiburg to mark the anniversary of the genocide attacks launched by ISIS mercenaries against Shengal on 3 August 2014.

People lit candles and held a minute’s silence for the Yazidis who were killed in Shengal.

At the commemoration, a call was made to the international community to hold the states that supported the massacre accountable. "The autonomous status of Shengal should be recognized," activists said.