Dozens of civilians held a sit-in in the town of Qamishli on Sunday responding to calls by the Secretariat of the Kurdish National Council (KNC) after the Council insisted to reopen its offices in Qamishli. The Council was forced by the Democratic Union Party (PYD) militias to shut its offices on Tuesday.
The participants in the sit-in condemned the repressive exclusionist practices of the PYD militias and security and military forces against dissident political parties and activists in the predominantly Kurdish areas in Syria.
KNC member Mohsen Taher thanked the protesters for responding positively to the Council’s calls, reaffirming commitment of the Council to serve the people’s interests and defend their legitimate rights.
Taher pointed out that the Council will not bow to the terrorist practices of PYD and its security services, adding that the Council will reopen its offices despite harassment by the PYD militias.
At the end of the sit-in, KNC members reopened the office of the General Secretariat, which was shut down by the security services of the PYD on Tuesday. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)