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Al-Qamishli: Two dead and numerous injured at demonstrations

KURDWATCH, October 11, 2011—Security forces used tear gas and shot at mourners during the funeral procession for Mishʿal at-Tammu on October 8 in al-Qamishli. Around 100,000 people took part in the procession. Two people were killed: Hasan Mustafa ʿAbdullah (b. 1962, married, eight children) and Jamal Husayn Husayn (b. 1959, married, six children). There were numerous people injured. Out of fear of state persecution, many of the injured refused to be treated in hospitals.
In protest against the assassination of Mishʿal at-Tammu, demonstrations also took place in ʿAmudah, al-Malikiyah (Dêrik), Darbasiyah, ʿAyn al-ʿAarab, ʿAfrin, Ras al-ʿAyn, and Aleppo. In ʿAmudah, where 15,000 people took to the streets, the statue of Hafiz al-Assad, ex-president and father of Bashar al-Assad, was initially set on fire and later toppled. When the funeral procession for Mishʿal at-Tammu reached ʿAmudah, his body was laid on the place of the fallen statue. At-Tammu was subsequently brought to Darbasiyah – around 10,000 people were demonstrating there – where his burial took place.
The protests also reached Europe: Kurdish activists occupied Syrian diplomatic missions in Geneva, Berlin, London, Brussels, Hamburg, Paris, and Vienna.

The demonstration in ʿAmudah:



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