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Pro-Kurdish protests close London train stations

IANS  |  London 

Services at London's King's Cross and Manchester Piccadilly ground came to a halt amid demonstrations against Turkey's military offensive in on Sunday, media report said.

Waving flags in support of a number of Kurdish organisations, the demonstrators disrupted for a number of hours, reported.

At the time of Manchester Piccadilly's closure, said the force appreciated and respected "the right to peaceful protest".

However, "Those involved in this afternoon's incident will be subject to intense investigation with a view to arrest and prosecution," Cleland said.

Hours later, the sudden protest in King's Cross also forced that station to close.

was temporarily closed as police stopped protesters from accessing the tracks, said.

They then moved outside the station, blocking Euston Road briefly before heading towards

National Rail said has fully re-opened but trains to and from there may still be delayed or revised as the service recovers, according to

The demonstrations in Britain and other parts of followed several months of conflict between Kurdish groups and Turkish forces in Afrin,

The Kurds' supporters are angered by Turkey's assault on Afrin, which it launched on January 20 with the stated aim of dislodging the People's Protection Units (YPG), a U.S.-back that considers a terrorist group.



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First Published: Mon, March 12 2018. 03:54 IST