PKK sympatisers attack anti-terror protestors in Frankfurt

PKK sympathizers attack protesters in Germany’s Frankfurt who gathered to protest increasing terror attacks by group in Turkey

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

PKK supporters attacked Turkish nationalist protesters during a demonstration in Frankfurt on Thursday protesting the militant group’s icreasing terror attacks against Turkish security forces.

PKK sympathisers attacked the demonstrators with knives, screw-drivers and bottles, according to media reports. 

The violence resulted in multiple injuries and 50 arrests, according to German authorities.

Up to 1,000 Turkish nationalists gathered in front of Frankfurt's main station in a display of solidarity with the Turkish state in its ongoing battle against the PKK.

PKK sympathisers, alongside German and Turkish anti-fascist activists, reportedly confronted the demonstration.

Police used tear gas and pepper spray to try and separate the two groups, though they couldn't contain the protesters and the violence spilled out onto the streets around the station.

Attack on Turkish nationalists’ office

PKK supporting rioters also attacked the organisation house of the Turkish nationalist group the Gray Wolves in Bonn with stones and molotov cocktails.

In Bielefeld, Turkish nationalists were attacked by 15 PKK supporters wearing masks.

The Rioters vandalised transportation vehicles and wrote pro-PKK slogans on the walls of the organisation house.

The PKK is recognised as a terrorist organisation by Turkey, the EU, the US and NATO.

The thirty-year long armed conflict between the Turkish state and the outlawed PKK has claimed more than 40,000 lives.

In early 2013, the government launched a "Peace Process" aimed at ending the armed conflict with the outlawed PKK and passing reforms in line with the constitution. However, the umbrealla group of all PKK-affliated groups, the KCK, declared an end to the ceasefire on July 11, 2015.

PKK terrorists have killed at least 23 civilians and a total of 113 Turkish security officials in numerous terror attacks since restarting the conflict against the Turkish state.

TRTWorld and agencies