Members of the Kurdish community in Iceland initiated a peace walk to the Icelandic parliament building on Austurvöllur square in central Reykjavík yesterday to protest the abuse Kurds in Syria are being subject to by terrorist organization Islamic State (IS).
In a letter that they will hand over to the Alþingi parliament today, they encourage MPs to condemn IS’ attacks and immediately take action to save Kobane, a town in northern Syria where the majority of inhabitants are Kurds, ruv.is reports.
IS terrorists have held the town hostage for several weeks, committed mass murder and forcing thousands of Kurds to escape their homes across the border to Turkey.
The U.S. has carried out airstrikes in the area and this morning it was reported that U.S. military aircraft have dropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish fighters battling IS militants in Kobane.
Protests against IS and in support of Kurdish fighters have been held in several cities across Europe in recent weeks.