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Al-Hasakah: One dead following demonstration in the Kurdish regions

KURDWATCH, March 20, 2012—Nationwide protests on March 16, 2012 resulted again in numerous dead and injured. Throughout the country, demonstrators united under the slogan »Immediate Military Intervention« took to the streets to demand the fall of the regime. Five demonstrations took place in al‑Qamischli, in the districts of al‑Hilaliyah, al‑ʿAntariyah, Qudurbak, Kurnish, and Qanat Suwais. Two separate demonstrations took place in ʿAmudah; four demonstrations took place in al‑Hasakah. Demonstrators in al‑Hasakah attempted to proceed into the city center from a majority Arab district. Security forces intervened with billy clubs, tear gas and shot into the crowd. Several people were injured. Security forces also shot into the crowd in the majority Kurdish district of al‑Mufti, killing Idris Ahmad Rasho (b. 1992) in the process. One centralized demonstration took place in each of the cities of al‑Qahtaniyah (Tirbesipî), al‑Jawadiyah (Çil Axa), al‑Maʿbada (Girkê Legê), Raʾs al‑ʿAyn (Serê Kaniyê), and ʿAyn al ʿArab (Kobanî) as well as in the majority Kurdish districts of Shaykh Maqsud in Aleppo and Ruknuddin in Damascus.


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