Women in Berlin protest Paris killings
In Berlin, several women's organizations protested the Paris murders.
A demonstration against the murders of Sakine Cansız, Fidan Doğan and Leyla Şaylemez on 9 January 2013 and of Emine Kara, Mîr Perwer and Abdurrahman Kızıl on 23 December 2022 in Paris took place in Berlin on Friday evening.
The women's council Dest-Dan, the Kurdish women's office Cenî, the Afghan women's association RAWA, the women's collective DarSudan and the solidarity committee for worldwide women's struggles called for the protest action.
After a minute's silence to commemorate the dead in Paris, statements were made emphasizing the connection between the attacks that had taken place ten years apart: “It is clear that the 23 December killings are the continuation of the assassination attempt carried out by the Turkish secret service on Sakine Cansız, Fidan Doğan and Leyla Şaylemez.”
Speakers said: “We must be the voice of the murdered women worldwide. The uprisings in Iran, Kurdistan, Balochistan, Afghanistan, Abya Yala, Tigray, Sudan and elsewhere in the world are not independent of each other. We must organize with the perspective of a women's revolution.”
The demonstration went from Hermannplatz to Mariannenplatz. At the end, candles were lit. "Jin, Jiyan, Azadî" (Woman Life Freedom) was repeatedly shouted at the demonstration.