“Global Initiative of May 21” Stage Simultaneous Rallies Worldwide Protesting Russia for “Circassian Genocide of 1864”

On May 21st this year, the “Global Initiative of May 21”, an umbrella organisation bringing together various Circassian political activist groups in diaspora around the world, is organizing simultaneous rallies outside the Russian diplomatic missions in Turkey, Germany, Jordan, Israel and the US to protest Russia for what they accuse Russia of committing, the “Circassian Genocide of 1864”.

The Circassian Cultural Institute of New Jersey, an organisation that has been behind the rapidly growing Circassian political activism in the North America, the Caucasus Forum of Turkey, which has for many years been one of the most outspoken organisations in Turkey against Russian policies in the Caucasus, and the North Caucasus Cultural Association of Berlin, one of the organizers of the “Circassian Day in the European Parliament”, are among the organizers of this global movement.

Further information about the movement’s objectives and the details of the demonstrations can be obtained from www.May21.org.