Kurdish protesters climbed onto the train tracks of Manchester Piccadilly station on Sunday, causing delays all across the country. Protesters who were decrying the Turkish offensive in Syria jumped onto the tracks to block trains from moving. The demonstration caused disruptions throughout the whole of the British train system, with many trains being cancelled or delayed up to 60 minutes... Еще. According to the solidarity group Friends of Kurdistan Manchester, around 400 protesters gathered in the protest. In January, Erdogan announced the beginning of the operation against the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG). Turkey views the YPG, which is active in northern Syria, as an extension of the banned Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) group.