Turkey’s incursion into northwestern Syria to attack Kurdish forces there was the proximate cause of the protest.
Portland Press Herald:
German police broke up a protest rally of more than 20,000 Kurdish immigrants after participants refused to take down flags and symbols of the banned Kurdistan Workers’ Party, German news agency dpa reported Saturday.
The demonstrators had come to the western city of Cologne from all over Germany to protest Turkey’s recent military operation in a Kurdish enclave in northern Syria.
“The protest march has been stopped in order to remove all forbidden banners,” police of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia tweeted Saturday afternoon.
From CIW NEWS Contributor
Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Germany (DE) is estimated to have a population of 82.2 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 0.1% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 0.4 million.
However, the rate has been much higher since 2015 when two million immigrants entered Germany (1.14 million net).