An intramural battle among culture-enrichers took place recently on the streets of Rotterdam. Kurdish immigrants staged a street protest against the oppression of their ethnic fellows in Turkey. They were confronted with a forceful Turkish counter-protest, and a pitched battle ensued, requiring vigorous police intervention.
Many thanks to Dr. Van Helsing for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:
|00:05||One of the Kurdish protesters loses it when he is called names by a Turkish counter protester.|
|00:09||Police intervene and hit the protesters hard, using batons.|
|00:20||A spokesperson for the Kurds believes that the police waited too long before intervening.|
|00:35||“The police failed to maintain order when Turkish nationalist youths started provoking us. That’s why|
|00:39||things got out of hand. They have no right to intervene in our protest with their counter-protest.”|
|00:43||The protest is in support of the Kurds in Turkey who are, according to the protesters,|
|00:46||silenced by the government.|
|01:01||The Kurds gathered at City Hall and started walking in the direction of Theatre Square.|
|01:09||A short time later, a brawl erupts between Kurds and Turkish nationalists.|
|01:23||“An approach is needed against the increase of Turkish nationalism.” And what will the Kurds themselves do?|
|01:28||“We will contribute to the reduction of tensions, or try to prevent them all together.”|
|01:33||Police claim they prevented worse by intervening. No arrests were made,|
|01:37||although the police don’t rule out that arrests may be made in the coming days.