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Kurds protest across Europe

NATASHA BECKLES, [email protected]

Kurds protest across Europe

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PARIS (AP) – Kurdish protesters have clashed with police in Turkey and forced their way into the European Parliament, part of Europe-wide demonstrations against the Islamic State group’s advance on a town on the Syrian-Turkish border.

The activists are demanding more help for the besieged Kurdish forces struggling to hold onto the Syrian town of Kobani. Some European countries are arming the Kurds or firing airstrikes against the Islamic extremists, but protesters say it isn’t enough.

Turkish police used water cannons and tear gas Tuesday against demonstrators protesting along the Turkey-Syria border.

In Brussels, about 50 Kurdish protesters smashed a door and pushed past police to get into the European Parliament on Tuesday, while 600 other Kurds demonstrated in Berlin.

Kurdish protesters overnight occupied the Dutch Parliament and protested at the French Parliament.