Brussels Police Prevent Kurdish Demonstration | VOA News

Police in Brussels, Belgium, prevented a group of Kurdish protesters from marching near the city center, March 10, 2018. Brussels’ Kurdish community has held demonstrations against Turkey’s military operations in Afrin, Syria. In January, Turkey began an offensive against the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), which Ankara considers a terror organization. The Kurds deny they are a terror group.

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D.C.’s Broccoli City fest merges community activism with top names in hip-hop & rap | Voice of America

Broccoli City Festival merges music, community activism and environmentalism in a day-long event held in southeast Washington, D.C. The 4th annual festival featured hip-hip artist Future, R&B singer-songwriter Jhene Aiko and breakout singer Anderson .Paak. D.C-based collective One Love Massive organized a smaller stage that featured some of the area’s most prominent artists including DJ Ayescold, alternative art ensemble Nag Champa, and celebrated go-go band Rare Essence. Many of the vendors featured a message of social justice and positivity, including community activist group Black Lives Matter DC, local thrift and vintage clothing shops, visual artists and food trucks

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