Kurdistan center in Athens protests Erdogan’s visit to Greece

Members of the Kurdistan Cultural Center marched in Athens in protest to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s two-day visit to Greece on Thursday.

Carrying banners with “Freedom to Ocalan” (referring to the jailed Kurdish leader) and “Erdogan, dictator”, they protested Erdogan’s violence against the Kurdish people.

Initially the protesters rallied at Omonia Square, then marched on Stadiou Street to Propylea on Panepistimiou, where they burned a poster with Erdogan’s image.

“He is the person who has carried out slaughters in Kurdistan for years, and his visit to Greece, the birthplace of democracy, is unacceptable,” the Cultural Center said in a statement.

Protesters, who included Popular Unity party secretary Panagiotis Lafazanis, will remain at Propylea until the next rally, which is scheduled for 18:00.