The Bay Area Rallies in Defense of Afrin and Rojava

On Friday January 19 of this year, people and organizations of the Bay Area rallied in protest of the Turkish government’s invasion of Afrin and Rojava.

The rally was held at Powell Bart station in downtown San Francisco, in an effort to garner attention from one of the busiest Bart stations of the Bay.

Several organizations with notable attendance included the California Kurdish Community Center, the Bay Area Mesopotamia Solidarity Committee and the SFSU Anarchist Student Committee.

Part of the rally was a march from Powell Bart Station and into the streets of the nearby shopping centers. Cars were relatively non-confrontational, as they drove slowly at the pace of the march. Afterwards, the rally ended by arriving back at Powell Bart station, where everyone dispersed.