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Turkey protesters close Manchester Piccadilly station

Turkey protesters close Manchester Piccadilly station

"Trains may be amended, cancelled or delayed".

Manchester Piccadilly railway station has been closed after protesters stormed the railway lines.

Virgin Trains said services running to and from the station may be cancelled, delayed or terminated until further notice.

British Transport Police are at the scene.

The demonstration follows several months of conflict between Kurdish groups and Turkish forces in Afrin, northern Syria.

Earlier, National Rail said in a statement: "Protesters are on the tracks at the station and attempting to climb overhead line equipment".

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King's Cross in London has been closed today because of a pro-Kurdish demonstration at the station.

Police gave the all-clear to reopen the station at about 6.30pm, but National Rail warned that normal service would not resume until after 8pm.

The National Rail said there was only one exit now functioning at the station as police were addressing the chaos caused by the protesters.

Red flags displaying the emblem of the proscribed PKK are also visible in images of the Manchester Piccadilly protest posted to social media.

In its 30-year terrorist campaign against Turkey, the PKK has taken some 40,000 lives, including those of women and children.