Hundreds of protesters rallied in Paris on Saturday to show solidarity with Kurds against the Turkish military offensive in north-eastern Syria.

Footage shows demonstrators with People's Protection Units (YPG) flags, and signs expressing support for Rojava, the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria with a high ethnic Kurdish population.

One of the protesters, Ceren, said "we want to show that women have a voice. We all support Rojava, we all support their humanitarian war and we are against all that is happening with the whole of Europe contemplating this genocide. It is a genocide, because we try to completely exterminate a whole country."

Thousands of protesters have come out on the streets since Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the beginning of a military operation, dubbed 'Operation Peace Spring', on October 9 to create a 'safe zone' cleared of US-backed Kurdish groups.

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