This is the Kurdish solidarity statement with the Black Lives Matter movement read out by a delegate of Saoirse Jin at the July 12th Dublin protest.
Transcript of video
"Thank you. Saoirse Jin is an Ireland based womens group in solidarity with the Congress of Women’s Freedom, the KJA in Kurdistan which is a pluralist women’s rights movement fighting for the rights of the Kurds and all minorities in Turkey. And they sent a message of solidarity to this protest. So I’m going to read it for the KJA
Black Lives Matter! To our black sisters and brothers! The people of Kurdistan stand with you!
Here are the women who fight ISIS, the Islamic State, in Rojava and northern Syria - the Women's Defense Units the YPJ - saluting your honorable struggle for freedom, dignity, and resistance! As the women in Kurdistan know very well, we need to build our self-defense in all spheres of life. You are among the most radical voices in today's racist, sexist, capitalist world and the freedom-loving peoples of the world deeply respect and salute your fight! Solidarity is the first step to world revolution! Black Lives Matter!As they say in Kurdistan - Resistance is life! Thank you"