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The following audio report comes from our friends at Broken Record Radio out of Santa Rosa, California and features several audio interviews with demonstrators out on the streets of San Francisco during an Afrin support rally in San Francisco. Those interviewed are part of the local Kurdish community and discussed how they see the unfolding situation in regards to the Turkish invasion of Rojava and the need to support the defensive forces on the ground.
In recent weeks, tens of thousands have taken to the streets of the world, holding demonstrations, occupying buildings, holding banners at sporting events, and taking militant actions in solidarity with the struggle in Rojava.
For daily updates on the struggle to defend Afrin, check the YPG Defense Units Twitter account, as well as the Information Center of Afrin Resistance account, and check out our roundup of solidarity actions below.
— RojavaSolidarityNYC (@RojavaNyc) January 22, 2018
#Rojava – Washington, DC protest against the attack by the Turkish military and the right-wing Islamic fundamentalist terrorist groups it supports on Afrin, a canton in the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria/Rojava. #AfrinUnderAttack #DefendAfrin #AfrinNotAlone pic.twitter.com/o2UpkTOvKI
— ❤️Black Rose/Rosa Negra? (@BRRN_Fed) January 22, 2018
— Snax (@brigittesnax) January 27, 2018
Representing Rojava tonight at the RAM-NYC Liberation show fundraiser. Also screening some Guerrilla TV from the Kurdish Freedom Movement. #DefendAfrin #revolutionaryanarchism #abolition pic.twitter.com/NAMt20Q4Zk
— The Base (@TheBaseBK) January 27, 2018
— Crn Brzn (@crnbrzn) January 27, 2018
— b9AcE ? (@b9AcE) January 27, 2018
Resistance is life.
Hands off #Afrin.
— Lisa Cumming (@LisaDialogue) January 28, 2018
— AFA Nederland (@AFA_Nederland) January 27, 2018
HAPPENING NOW! Kurdish women in London occupying Tory HQ! "Stop UK Arms Sales to Turkey!" After reports of deaths! pic.twitter.com/HgmRmM7xTX
— Hevallo (@Hevallo) January 29, 2018
— Insurrection News (@InsurrectNews) January 29, 2018
— th1an1 (@th1an1) January 29, 2018
Another solidarity message from Germany: Supporters of the soccer team @Hannover96 with a banner “German tanks out of Kurdistan. #DefendAfrin” at today’s game against @VfL_Wolfsburg #Afrin pic.twitter.com/nIblOGwHlU
— Cahîda Dêrsim (@dersi4m) January 28, 2018
Jan 29 #Berlin: Activists stormed federal press conference in solidarity with #Afrin. One of the attendees was Steffen Seibert, spokesperson of the German Government. The Activists protested against German arms deals with the Turkish state. #Riseup4Afrin pic.twitter.com/P6EtXlH7Hx
— Presence Counts (@OccupyLjubljana) January 29, 2018
In #Bielefeld, earlier today, about 25 activists occupied the office of the #SPD (Social Democratic Party of #Germany) to protest against German arms sales to Turkey and against the continuous oppression and killing of Kurdish people. #DefendAfrin pic.twitter.com/rADiCEFtdB
— th1an1 (@th1an1) January 26, 2018
— Daniel Lobato (@dlobatob) January 26, 2018
— morkA (@morka99) January 30, 2018
A pesar de la lluvia, hoy más de 200personas se han concentrado frente al consulado turco en solidaridad con #Afrin y en protesta contra la invasión turca.#Barcelona in solidarity with #Rojava, No Pasarán!#TwitterKurds #AfrinIsNotAlone #DefendAfrin pic.twitter.com/o1Rh9IC1Pa
— Ana Resya (@Ana_Resya) January 26, 2018
"Everywhere is Afrin – Everywhere is Resistance!"
"Halt stand, freies Afrin!"
Solidarity with Efrin/Afrin by ultras of Werder Bremen and St. Pauli in Germany last weekend!
#Afrin #Rojava #defendefrin pic.twitter.com/eW5dMWw6sI
— Ercan Ayboga (@ercanayboga) January 30, 2018
25th January: Antimilitarist acivists stage banner action in front of Lepoard II tank factory of Krauss-Maffei-Wegmann in #Kassel claiming #WarStartsHere, in solidarity with #Afrin. Press release of #BlockWar alliance: https://t.co/4JfA6XBNnv #Riseup4Afrin #antimilitarism pic.twitter.com/mcO1ZGGaYw
— Ⓐ-Infos Kassel (@A_Infos_KS) January 27, 2018
— Ramin Mam (@Raminmam) January 28, 2018
— Tech Brat in Berlin? (@shushugah) January 27, 2018
— Patrick Thomas Casey (@pthomascasey) January 27, 2018
Fantastic wee demonstration today in solidarity with Rojava resisting the fascist Turkish invasion.
Another demo planned for Glasgow tomorrow with details below.
— Edinburgh Antifa (@EdinAntifa) January 26, 2018
Kurdish women in London have occupied Conservative Party HQ in protest against Turkey's war on #Afrin and the UK government's complicity. @BorisJohnson defends Turkey's right to kill Kurdish civilians and arm Jihadists in Northern Syria!#DefendAfrin pic.twitter.com/sFexxxYSkG
— Kurdistan Solidarity Campaign (@KurdsCampaign) January 29, 2018
— surfisurfsurf (@surfisurfsurf) January 28, 2018
— Paul Pemberton (@paul_pemberton) January 28, 2018
— Savvas Karmaniolas (@savvaskarma) January 27, 2018
Διεθνιστική αντιφασιστική συγκέντρωση στην Ρηγίλλης με εκατοντάδες Κούρδους. 27-1-18 pic.twitter.com/Ml9NsJqQYs
— lolos marios (@lolosmarios) January 27, 2018
— ⚔News Now?️ (@juergen_p) January 28, 2018
— Hawre (@hawreah) January 30, 2018