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Al-Qamishli: Injuries and arrests at demonstrations in the Kurdish regions

KURDWATCH, December 19, 2011—Nationwide protests on December 16, 2011 resulted again in numerous dead and injured. Throughout the country, demonstrators united under the slogan »The Arab League is killing me« took to the streets to demand the fall of the regime. Protests also took place in al-Qamishli, ʿAmudah, Darbasiyah, and Raʾs al-ʿAyn (Serê Kaniyê). In al-Qamishli a demonstration took place despite road closures and the arrest of activists. However, security forces in ʿAyn al-ʿArab (Kobanî) prevented any protests. Numerous activists were injured or arrested for a few hours. As in the previous week, three demonstrations were organized in ʿAmudah.

The demonstration in al-Qamishli:



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