Demonstration against ISIS this Saturday

Organised by the Kurdish People’s Assembly UK.

Organised by the Kurdish People’s Assembly UK

On Saturday the 16 of August, a large demonstration will take place in central London calling for urgent action to protect the people of Sinjar and the surrounding region from attacks by the group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

ISIS represent a new and unprecedented threat to the lives and way of life of millions of people in Iraq and Syria. Furthermore, this is a threat we in the West cannot afford to ignore since it could potentially jeopardise our own national security.

The demonstrators will be calling on the UK government to make more effort in assisting the Yezidi people and put diplomatic pressure on states such as Turkey and Qatar for their policy of supporting jihadism in the region.

ISIS linked terrorists are carrying out a wholesale massacre against the Kurdish people and other ethnic and religious groups including members of the Shia, Sufi, Christian and Yezidi communities.

In the meantime, thousands of Yezidi Kurds are still stranded in the Jabal Mountains area of Sengal and with temperatures of up to 40 degrees Celsius during the day, the civilians are suffering from thirst and hunger whilst living under the constant threat of extermination.

We at Quilliam believe such a demonstration is vital at this critical juncture because, unopposed, ISIS will continue to take territory, kill innocent civilians, take women as slaves and create conditions in which many children will die of starvation.

Quilliam Chairman Maajid Nawaz said:

“I hope as many people as possible turn up in order to express the outrage we all feel towards ISIS and their barbaric actions. I also hope our government does all it can to support the victims of ISIS as well as those on the ground who are fighting against them.”

Further Details:
Date and time: Saturday 16 August 2014, 13:00
Venue: Gathering at BBC Broadcasting House, Portland Place, W1A 1AA; marching towards the US embassy and later to Marble Arch

Organised by: The Kurdish People’s Assembly UK.

For more information or media inquiries contact: [email protected] / 07540 156019

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14 Responses to “Demonstration against ISIS this Saturday”

  1. Guest

    Street demonstrations are a complete waste of time. Remember the Don’t Attack Iraq demo? Useless. The Student Loans demo? Useless. Waving placards and shouting in the street achieves absolutely nothing. And yet people continue to flock to then in the belief they are ‘mobilising people power’ in some sort of positive way. The only people who can influence policy are parliamentarians and big business.

  2. la catholic state

    They actually boost confidence and morale. Also a show of strength….no matter if small.

  3. dave furioso

    Why are they marching to the US Embassy? Surely a better idea to either go to the Qatari or Saudi embassy, or the Houses of Parliament…?

  4. Chris

    But the Student Loan sale was subsequently abandoned…you should choose better examples!

  5. Cole

    Which is why ‘people power’ needs to put pressure on politicians and big business through any means possible.

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