Kurdish protesters occupy Dutch Parliament

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Kurdish demonstrators (Rear) face policemen (Front) while staging a protest in the hall of the Parliament building in The Hague, waving flags with a portrait of jailed leader of Turkey's outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), Abdullah Ocalan, on October 6, 2014. Kurdish demonstrators held a demonstration in The Hague on October 6, 2014, protesting against the Islamic State (IS) and the siege of the Syrian town of Ain al-Arab, known as Kobane by the Kurds, on the Turkish-Syrian border. Islamic State jihadists penetrated the key Syrian town of Kobane on the Turkish border on October 6 and seized three districts in the city's east after fierce fighting with its Kurdish defenders. The banner reads, in Dutch : 'Stop the silent support to Kobani', referring to Kobane. AFP PHOTO / ANP / VALERIE KUYPERS ** netherlands out ** (Photo credit should read VALERIE KUYPERS/AFP/Getty Images)
Kurdish demonstrators stage a spontaneous protest in the hall of the Parliament building in The Hague, waving the Kurdish flag, on October 6, 2014. Kurdish demonstrators held a demonstration in The Hague on October 6, 2014, protesting against the Islamic State (IS) and the siege of the Syrian town of Ain al-Arab, known as Kobane by the Kurds, on the Turkish-Syrian border. Islamic State jihadists penetrated the key Syrian town of Kobane on the Turkish border on October 6 and seized three districts in the city's east after fierce fighting with its Kurdish defenders. The banner reads, in Dutch : 'Stop the silent support to Kobani', referring to Kobane. AFP PHOTO / ANP / VALERIE KUYPERS ** netherlands out ** (Photo credit should read VALERIE KUYPERS/AFP/Getty Images)
Kurdish demonstrators stage a protest in the hall of the Parliament building in The Hague, waving flags with a portrait of jailed leader of Turkey's outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), Abdullah Ocalan, on October 6, 2014. Kurdish demonstrators held a demonstration in The Hague on October 6, 2014, protesting against the Islamic State (IS) and the siege of the Syrian town of Ain al-Arab, known as Kobane by the Kurds, on the Turkish-Syrian border. Islamic State jihadists penetrated the key Syrian town of Kobane on the Turkish border on October 6 and seized three districts in the city's east after fierce fighting with its Kurdish defenders. AFP PHOTO / ANP / VALERIE KUYPERS ** netherlands out ** (Photo credit should read VALERIE KUYPERS/AFP/Getty Images)
Police forces stand guard in front of the main entrance to Parliament building in The Hague, to prevent Kurdish demonstrators, waving a flag with a portrait of jailed leader of Turkey's outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), Abdullah Ocalan, to access the building, on October 6, 2014. Kurdish demonstrators held a demonstration in The Hague on October 6, 2014, protesting against the Islamic State (IS) and the siege of the Syrian town of Ain al-Arab, known as Kobane by the Kurds, on the Turkish-Syrian border. Islamic State jihadists penetrated the key Syrian town of Kobane on the Turkish border on October 6 and seized three districts in the city's east after fierce fighting with its Kurdish defenders. AFP PHOTO / ANP / VALERIE KUYPERS ** netherlands out ** (Photo credit should read VALERIE KUYPERS/AFP/Getty Images)
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THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - Hundreds of Kurdish protesters have occupied the Dutch Parliament building and are calling for more action to combat the Islamic State terror group.

The official Twitter feed of The Hague police says the demonstration late Monday is peaceful and that officers are in talks with the protest leaders. Police advised the public not to go to the square outside Parliament.

National broadcaster NOS posted video on its website showing chanting protesters inside the Parliament building holding a banner that said in Dutch "Stop the silence. Support Kobani," a reference to the Syrian town close to the Turkish border that was under attack Monday by Islamic State fighters.

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