3 detained as German police attack long march for Öcalan

German police attacked the activists of the long march for Öcalan in Frankfurt. Three were taken into custody.

Kurds are staging Europe-wide demonstrations to mark the 21st anniversary of the International Conspiracy which led to the capture in Kenya of Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Öcalan on 15 February 1999. In this scope, a two-day march is being staged in the Frankfurt city of Germany under the motto “Don’t let isolation, free with Leader Apo”.

On the first day of the march on Sunday, German police banned the slogans, flags and banners depicting the values of the Kurdish people. The police attacked the activists partaking in the march after the conclusion of today’s stage.

The attack came as the activists dispersed to move to the Democratic Kurdish Community Centre of Darmstadt after concluding the second day of the protest.

Three young people joining the protest from France have been taken into custody by the police who also assaulted the ANF reporters covering the crackdown. The detained activists were taken to the police station.