Hundreds of demonstrators garbed in army uniforms rallied in support of Kurdistan's upcoming referendum in the Place de la Republique, Paris, on Friday. Families and children were among the protesters and joined in with dancing to oriental music. Among the soldiers was President of the French-Kurdish association, Zoubeyr Mahym, who accused the Baghdad regime of trying to «exterminate the... Еще Kurdish people». He called upon French President Emmanuel Macron to recognise Kurdistan as an independent state, expressing disappointment over the international community's lack of action. Kurdistan is set to hold a referendum for its independence on Monday 25 September, despite opposition from the Iraqi government and pressure from the international community.