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Hate Crime, Turkish Invasion, Hong Kong & Extra

Hate Crime, Turkish Invasion, Hong Kong & Extra – Saturday 2nd November 2019 was a busy day for me and I made six posts from completely different occasions on My London Diary – and here’s a little about every within the order of my day.

Day of the Useless – Columbia Market, Bethnal Inexperienced

I walked from Hoxton Overground station to Columbia Market which was holding a pageant for the Mexican Day of the Useless, arriving on the time this was supposed to start out. Nevertheless it had been raining closely and had solely simply stopped which had postpone others from coming early and the streets have been fairly abandoned. So all I used to be capable of {photograph} have been the decorations on the road and on a number of the retailers.

Hate Crime, Turkish Invasion, Hong Kong & More

Issues would nearly definitely have change into extra attention-grabbing had I stayed, however I had different issues to attend and needed to depart after round half an hour. I’d supposed to return later however was too busy. I did take a number of footage as I walked to and from the station as properly.

Day of the Useless

Towards constitutional change in Guinea – Downing St

Hate Crime, Turkish Invasion, Hong Kong & More

Again in central Westminster I photographed protesters from the UK department of the Nationwide Entrance for the Defence of the Structure (FNDC) who have been demanding that President Alpha Conde deserted the constitutional chages that may allow him to hunt a 3rd time period in energy.

Hate Crime, Turkish Invasion, Hong Kong & More

The London protest got here after large protests in Guinea in October throughout which 11 individuals had been killed in authorities violence in opposition to the opposition and peaceable protesters. They referred to as for an finish to and finish to the killing and the discharge of all political prisoners, with posters displaying the victims and calling for peace and justice of their nation.

Towards constitutional change in Guinea

Cease Hate Crime, Educate for Variety – Downing Avenue

Additionally at Downing Avenue, campaigners from Stand As much as Lgbtq+ Hate Crime condemned the growing incidence of hate crime and bigotry in opposition to LGBTQ+ individuals and defended the educating of classes which function LGBTQ+ households and relationships.

Their message was certainly one of celebrating love, inclusion and variety and say No to Homophobia, Islamophobia and Transphobia. I took some footage and left as some started to talk about their very own expertise of discrimination at college earlier than earlier than the group marched to Eros in Piccadilly Circus for an additional rally.

Cease Hate Crime, Educate for Variety

Defend Rojava in opposition to Turkish Invasion – Marble Arch & Oxford St

The most important protest of the day was a a rally and march in assist of Rojava in North-East Syria in opposition to Turkish invasion which gathered at Marble Arch.

Since quickly after the beginning of the revolution in Syria a big space of the nation had been below the de-facto management of a Kurdish-led democratic administration which has put ecological justice, a cooperative financial system and ladies’s liberation on the coronary heart of society, enshrined in a structure which recognises the rights of the numerous ethnic communities within the space.

Many have seen this space, Rojava, as an vital mannequin for extra democratic authorities, significantly in multi-ethnic areas, however Turkey sees it as a risk on its borders. For generations it has been discriminating and preventing in opposition to its personal Kurdish inhabitants which makes up nearly a fifth of the nation’s inhabitants, and the Kurdish chief Abdullah Ocalan, held in jail in Turkey since he was kidnapped from Kenya in 1999.

In jail Ocalan continued to marketing campaign for the Kurdish individuals however had moved away from militancy in direction of political options. In jail he wrote in regards to the rights of girls and developed the philosophy of democratic confederalism which varieties the idea of the structure of Rojava.

Rojava has obtained large assist for its rules from environmental teams, inexperienced actions, feminists, human rights helps and people typically on the left, however not from western governments who see it as a risk to capitalist hegemony.

Regardless of this, the Kurdish individuals’s defence forces in Syria with assistance from US air energy led the profitable combat in opposition to ISIS. Turkey had backed ISIS though denying to take action, aiding them in getting the large funds they wanted by smuggling out oil from the ISIS held areas. Once more they noticed ISIS as an ally of their combat in opposition to the Kurds.

When Trump withdrew US troops from Syria, Turkey took benefit of this to invade areas of Syria managed by the Kurds, and to encourage and help Islamic teams to hitch them of their assaults. Turkey as a member of NATO has been inspired and helped to develop its armed forces and is second solely to the USA inside Nation and is claimed to be the thirteenth largest navy energy on the earth.

The Turkish invasion threatened the existence of Rojava, who had been pressured to go to each Russia and President Asad of Syria for assist. Clearly this threatens the way forward for the world and its structure and its long-term hopes of autonomy within the space.

I left the protest on Oxford St on its option to the BBC who they accuse of getting did not report precisely on what is occurring within the space. There had definitely been little or no protection of the latest occasions and a long-term failure to deal with problems with discrimination in opposition to the Kurds in Turkey.

Defend Rojava in opposition to Turkish Invasion

March for Autonomy for Hong Kong – Marble Arch & Oxford St

Additionally assembly at Marble Arch have been protesters, primarily Chinese language from Hong Kong residing within the UK, and in solidarity and supporting the 5 calls for of these then protesting in Hong Kong. Many wore masks to guard their id, both as a result of they could return dwelling or concern their households there could also be persecuted.

They demanded full withdrawal of the Extradition Invoice, a retraction of characterising the protests as riots, withdrawal of prosecutions in opposition to protesters, an impartial investigation into police brutality and the implementation of Twin Common Suffrage.

Extra footage at March for Autonomy for Hong Kong

Queer Solidarity for trans and non-binary – Soho Sq.

Bi Survivors Community, London Bi Pandas, Sister Not Cister UK, BwiththeT and LwiththeT held a rally in Soho Sq. stating that the newly introduced LGB Alliance’, which claims to be defending LGB individuals is definitely a hate group selling transphobia.

They identified that trans and non-binary individuals have all the time been part of the homosexual group and performed an vital half within the combat for homosexual rights and particularly Stonewall, and there’s no place for such bi-phobic and gay-separatist views within the homosexual group.

Extra footage: Queer Solidarity for trans and non-binary

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