Group from Mannheim takes over Freedom for Öcalan Vigil
The Freedom for Kurdish people's leader Abdullah Öcalan Vigil in front of the Council of Europe building in Strasbourg continues this week with a new group of activists from the city of Mannheim.
A new group of activists took over the Freedom for Abdullah Öcalan Vigil in front of the Council of Europe this week. Four Kurdish patriots from Mannheim have taken over the vigil from a group from Darmstadt.
The new group reminded in a statement that the vigil has been carried out for 433 weeks demanding freedom of Kurdish people's leader Abdullah Öcalan.
The statement underlined that 9 October marked the 22nd anniversary of the International Conspiracy against Öcalan and added that the dark forces involved in the conspiracy have not achieve their goal. The statement also added that the Kurdish people's struggle against the international conspiracy with the slogan "You cannot darken our sun" and will continue to struggle with the same determination. "Our president will always be Öcalan. He is the light of our future. We condemn all the dark forces involved in the conspiracy and say that they will not be able to darken our sun in any way.”
The statement also called on all Kurdish people to support and join the KCK's initiative ‘End Isolation, Fascism and Occupation. Time to Ensure Freedom’.
433 weeks of Vigil
The Freedom for Kurdish people's leader Abdullah Öcalan Vigil in front of the Council of Europe was launched on 25 June 2012. Around 2,000 people from different European countries have participated in the action, which has reached its 433rd week.
While representatives of Kurdish institutions in Europe take over the vigil at regular intervals, the European Kurdish Women's Movement (TJK-E) takes over the vigil once a month.