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Kurds protest across Europe, seeking more help to stop advance of Islamic State extremists

  • Kurdish protesters gather in front of the entrance of the European Parliament in Brussels, on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014. Kurdish protesters forced their way past Belgian police into the European parliament to call for help for the town of Kobani on the Syrian-Turkish border. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)

    Kurdish protesters gather in front of the entrance of the European Parliament in Brussels, on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014. Kurdish protesters forced their way past Belgian police into the European parliament to call for help for the town of Kobani on the Syrian-Turkish border. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)  (The Associated Press)

  • Belgian riot police encircle Kurdish protesters in front of the entrance of the European Parliament in Brussels, on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014. Kurdish protesters forced their way past Belgian police into the European parliament to call for help for the town of Kobani on the Syrian-Turkish border. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)

    Belgian riot police encircle Kurdish protesters in front of the entrance of the European Parliament in Brussels, on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014. Kurdish protesters forced their way past Belgian police into the European parliament to call for help for the town of Kobani on the Syrian-Turkish border. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)  (The Associated Press)

  • Smoke rises after an airstrike in Kobani, Syria as fighting intensified between Syrian Kurds and the militants of Islamic State group, as seen from Mursitpinar in the outskirts of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border, Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014.  Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab and its surrounding areas have been under attack since mid-September, with militants capturing dozens of nearby Kurdish villages. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

    Smoke rises after an airstrike in Kobani, Syria as fighting intensified between Syrian Kurds and the militants of Islamic State group, as seen from Mursitpinar in the outskirts of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border, Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014. Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab and its surrounding areas have been under attack since mid-September, with militants capturing dozens of nearby Kurdish villages. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)  (The Associated Press)

Kurdish protesters have clashed with police in Turkey and forced their way into the European Parliament, part of Europe-wide demonstrations against the Islamic State group's advance on a town on the Syrian-Turkish border.

The activists are demanding more help for the besieged Kurdish forces struggling to hold onto the Syrian town of Kobani. Some European countries are arming the Kurds or firing airstrikes against the Islamic extremists, but protesters say it isn't enough.

Turkish police used water cannons and tear gas Tuesday against demonstrators protesting along the Turkey-Syria border.

In Brussels, about 50 Kurdish protesters smashed a door and pushed past police to get into the European Parliament on Tuesday, while 600 other Kurds demonstrated in Berlin.

Kurdish protesters overnight occupied the Dutch Parliament and protested at the French Parliament.