News from the Revolution in Rojava and Wider Kurdistan
Life came to a halt today in Diyarbakir as the local branch of the DBP called a one-day general strike in protest at repeated attacks launched by the Turkish military around the province, reports an article from DİHA carried by Özgür Gündem.
The call was made in response to recent attacks against civilian areas in the districts of Farqîn (Silvan) and Licê by the Turkish military and police. It asked people to bring daily “life to a halt” throughout Diyarbakir province. In both the city center and the neighboring districts all businesses with the exception of bakeries and pharmacies closed their shutters; transportation workers also stayed home and streets and avenues across the city center were largely empty.