Around 30,000 Kurdish supporters took to the streets in the German city of Frankfurt on Saturday to denounce the Turkish President and the upcoming referendum which seeks to expand his presidential powers.
The protesters carried Iraqi Kurdistan flags and banners with the portrait of Abdullah Ocalan, the leader of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), who remains in a Turkish prison.
The crowd chanted “Erdogan terrorist” and “Freedom for Ocalan”, Reuters reported. They also carried posters, urging voters in Turkey to say “No” to the expansion of Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s powers in the referendum.
Frankfurt police said the protest was peaceful.
PKK is outlawed as a terrorist organization in Germany and elsewhere in the EU, as well as in the US.
The Kurdish protesters ignored demands from the authorities to remove PKK and Ocalan flags, but police didn’t interfere, only filming the demonstrators, according to DPA news agency.