PKK supporters try to raid TRT World’s London office

PKK supporters try to raid TRT World’s London office

LONDON
PKK supporters try to raid TRT World’s London office

A group of 50 PKK sympathizers invaded a building in London late April 24 where the offices of Turkish international news channel TRT World are located.

The group hung a poster in the lobby of Abdullah Öcalan, the imprisoned leader of the illegal group, and waved a flag with his picture on it.

British police emptied the lobby after about an hour and took security measures around the building.

No TRT employees were harmed and its offices were not damaged during the incident.

Supporters of the PKK are known for their attacks on Turkish workplaces and mosques across Europe.

Although the organization is banned in the U.K., the police have tolerated activities by its supporters, including rallies.

London’s Metropolitan Police have failed to stop the display of PKK symbols and posters of Öcalan during the rallies even though it is forbidden to carry symbols of banned organizations.

The PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU.

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