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Al-Qamishli: Politicians, writers, and artists take part in Friday demonstrations

KURDWATCH, August 15, 2011—Nationwide protests on August 12, 2011, again resulted in numerous dead and injured. Throughout the country, demonstrators united under the slogan »We only kneel before God« took to the streets to demand the fall of the regime. Protests also took place in al‑Qamishli, ʿAmudah, Darbasiyah, Raʾs al‑ʿAyn (Serê Kaniyê), and ʿAyn al‑ʿArab (Kobanî). In al‑Qamishli, demonstrators carried both the Syrian and Kurdish flags. Numerous Kurdish politicians, writers, and artists, as well as Muslim Arabs, Assyrians, and other Christians, took part in the demonstration. Thus far it is unknown if arrests took place.

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