Thousands with Öcalan’s posters defy the German ban in Dusseldorf
Thousands of people have started their march as part of today’s mass rally in Dusseldorf, Germany with the motto “No Pasaran! Fascism won’t go through! Freedom for Öcalan and all political prisoners”.
A centralized march is being held in the German city of Dusseldorf today in protest at the AKP fascism, aggravated isolation of Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Öcalan, repression of political prisoners and criminalization of the Kurds and democrats in Germany.
Tens of thousands are joining the demonstration which is organized by 43 Kurdish, Turkish, Syriac/Assyrian, Armenian and German institutions with the motto “No Pasaran! Fascism won’t go through! Freedom for Öcalan and all political prisoners”.
Masses coming from across Europe are joining the march from two directions, one the “red arm”, and the other the “green arm”.
Before the march began, the German police banned posters of Abdullah Öcalan as well as flags and symbols of Kurdish organizations such as YPG and YPJ that are leading the struggle against ISIS in Rojava and Syria. Refusing to obey the ban, demonstrators have started their march carrying Öcalan’s posters and flags of the PKK, YPG and YPJ.