Assyrians in North Battleford protest persecution in Iraq

Photo by John Cairns
A protest was held at North Battleford City Hall on Saturday afternoon, as members of the Assyrian community voiced their opposition to the persecution of Assyrian Christians by the jihadist ISIS campaign in Iraq.

Supporters of the Assyrian Christians denounced what they call a “genocide” against Christians in Iraq, and stood outside City Hall waving placards and chanting “We Want Peace” to cars going by. The local protest was one of a number of demonstrations and rallies scheduled around the world in support of Assyrian Christians in Iraq; among the other notable protests were ones held in San Francisco as well as Sydney, Australia, where over 5,000 attended.