Abdel Bettahar, one of the organizers of the Stop Killing Rohingya demonstration this Friday in Turku (Yliopistokatu 25) says that protest aims to help people understanding of the persecution of the Muslim Rohingya minority in Myanmar.
“We are apolitical and our only aim is that people would understand the persecution that the Rohingya are suffering [at the hands of the Myanmar army],” said Bettahar, who is a member of the Mulsim Youth Forum. “We have people of all faiths and backgrounds that will take part in the demonstration.”
Bettahar said that global reaction to the atrocities against the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya has been slow but has now come to light.
“This is an important issue and we have to take action to support these people in the name of humanity,” he concluded.