Kings Cross CHAOS as ISIS protesters storm station after Manchester Piccadilly closed

Kings Cross CHAOS as ISIS protesters storm station after Manchester Piccadilly closed

Kings Cross CHAOS as ISIS protesters storm station after Manchester Piccadilly closed

Thousands of passengers faced delays at Manchester Piccadilly as activists held placards and waved flags reading: "Stop Turkey from helping Isis terrorists".

Police closed London's Kings Cross station as pro-Kurdish demonstrators attempted to rally inside.

Video footage at the scene showed some of the officers brandishing batons as crowds swarmed against them.

Superintendent Mark Cleland, from British Transport Police, said officers will use full investigative resources to track down offenders.

Services have been suspended at the station as campaigners are blocking the tracks.

The protestors later left the station and blocked Euston Road briefly before moving towards Russell Square.

A few hours later, a similar protest in London's King's Cross also forced the train station to halt its transportation services.

Among those present at Manchester Piccadilly was Chris Woodhouse, who said families were in tears on the platforms as trains bound for airports were among those cancelled because of the demonstration. Turkey launched an offensive against Syrian Kurdish militia in the city two months ago, an operation which has been described by Kurds as ethnic cleansing.

"This is a spot demonstration of angry people who feel the United Kingdom government has been quiet on this issue", the spokesman said.

"Those involved in this afternoon's incident will be subject to intense investigation with a view to arrest and prosecution".

The station was shut down temporarily as police stopped protesters from accessing the tracks, British Transport police said.

"We will continue to maintain a police presence at this station and at other stations across the rail network".

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