Protesters Take a Stand in Front of ND Senators’ Offices
They're asking the politicians to help stop Iraqi government forces from fighting the Kurdistan territory
FARGO, ND — Kurdish-Americans in Fargo are protesting in front of Senator Hoeven and Heitkamp’s offices this afternoon.
They’re asking the politicians to help stop Iraqi government forces from fighting the Kurdistan territory.
About a year ago, the two sides fought together against ISIS.
After Iraqi-Kurdistan voted in an independence referendum earlier in the fall, Iraq sent troops to “impose law and order.”
“We want America to know that we don’t want to be betrayed,” said Kawar Farok of Fargo. “We stood by America in all those wars, we just expect a favor in return. It’s all we’re asking for. Obviously, this is a peaceful protest and we are making sure it stays that way.”
Farok says they will hold more protests if senators do not take action.
Earlier this month, President Trump declared the United States would stay neutral on this conflict.