Published: Tue, March 13, 2018
Markets | By Rosalie Gross

King's Cross CHAOS as ISIS protestors attempt to storm station

King's Cross CHAOS as ISIS protestors attempt to storm station

Three hours later the protesters had been safely removed, allowing rail services to resume and the station to reopen.

Turkey and allied Syrian rebel groups began their operation against the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) forces in Afrin in January, aiming to drive out the Kurdish forces, which Ankara sees as a "terrorist group" linked to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) inside Turkey's borders.

Train services have been ground to a halt by protesters at one of the country's busiest terminals.

It said "major disruption" is expected until 16:30 BST.

A spokesman said: "The station has been closed to trains while officers at the scene work to ensure their (protesters) safe removal and the reopening of the station".

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Twitter user Lauryn wrote: "There's police surrounding Kings Cross station, I don't wanna get on my train".

"However, as some train services have been revised and diverted, trains to and from London Kings Cross may still be delayed or revised as the service recovers".

Officers are on the scene @NetworkRailMAN responding to an ongoing trespass incident.

At another pro-Kurdish protest held at Dusseldorf Airport on Sunday, brawls broke out between Kurdish and Turkish demonstrators. More info when we have it.

A spokesman for the Manchester branch of the Friends of Kurdistan solidarity group said about 400 people had gathered in the city for an worldwide day of action in defence of Afrin. "It's an attempt to break the silence and raise the issue in people's consciousness". "The worldwide community and the media are not paying enough attention to this issue".

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