Memorial service for Kurdish people

TRIBUTE Organiser Brian Futcher looks on as local Kurds lay flowers in memory of those who died in Iraq
TRIBUTE Organiser Brian Futcher looks on as local Kurds lay flowers in memory of those who died in Iraq
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HUNDREDS of people turned out to pay respect to Kurdish people who died after a chemical bomb attack on their town Halabja.

The Garden of Hope, behind the D-Day Museum, Southsea, is home to a memorial garden and tree, which was set up in 2008, to mark the incident’s 20th anniversary.

The Lord Mayor Councillor Paula Riches and Kurdish dignitaries were among those present at the service.

Organiser Brian Futcher said: ‘It was good to see so many attend – there were about 200 people.

‘We had about 100 people lay flowers down too.’