Hundreds of people marched through central London on Sunday, decrying the Turkish military operation ‘Olive Branch’ in northern Syria and the corresponding reactions of British politicians and media.
Protesters with banners and flags walked from the BBC headquarters at Portland Place to Whitehall. One of the activists, Mark Campbell shared his opinion, saying that, "Turkey is committing war crimes in Afrin now and the international community is silent, it is very frustrating."
The Turkish military started launching airstrikes and rockets on Kurdish positions in Afrin shortly after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the launch of the military operation dubbed 'Olive Branch.' The Turkish President also declared that the next destination for Turkish forces would be Syria's Manbij.
Turkey views the People's Protection Units (YPG), which is active in northern Syria, as an extension of the banned militant group Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).