Demonstrations for the freedom of Öcalan continue in Europe
Kurdish people living in Europe continue their activities demanding freedom for Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Öcalan.
Kurdish people living in Greek capital city Athens, the Dutch city Amsterdam, German federal state Bavaria and capital city Berlin, and Belgian capital city Brussels organised activities demanding freedom for Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Öcalan.
BELGIUM – BRUSSELS
Another demonstration demanding freedom for Öcalan was organised by Jinên Ciwanên Azad (Free Young Women's Movement) and NAV-BEL (Democratic Kurdish Society Centre in Belgium) in Belgian capital Brussels.
The demonstration started with a minute of silence at Porte de Namur, followed by speeches of HDK-A (Peoples’ Democratic Congress-Europe) and NAV-BEL representatives.
THE NETHERLANDS - AMSTERDAM
An activity was also held in the Dutch city of Amsterdam, where the Kurds travelled in ferry through the water canals of Amsterdam holding banners demanding freedom for Öcalan and condemning the aggravated isolation.
The activists handed out leaflets to the people watching the activity with interest. During the event, the activists distributed leaflets to the people informing of the current situation of the Kurdish leader.
GERMANY - BAVARIA
To express the demand for the freedom of Kurdish people's leader Abdullah Öcalan to the public, Kurdish youths will be doing a bicycle tour of approximately 180 kilometers in four days throughout German federal state Bavaria.
The activity started today in Nuremberg and will continue in Weibenburg, Ingolstadt, Unterschleibheim and Munich.
Before the activists started to cycle, a minute of silence was held and short speeches were made on behalf of Nuremberg Democratic Kurdish Society Center (NAV-DEM) and German supporters. The speeches gave the message: "We condemn the isolation on Kurdish people's leader Abdullah Öcalan, and want that the doors of the Imrali prison get opened."
After the speeches the start signal for the bicycle tour was given.
GERMANY – BERLIN
DESTDAN Women’s Council organised an activity at the Democratic Kurdish Society Center (NAV-DEM) office in Berlin with high attendance.
Member of the Council Zelal Varto said in her speech, "We the Kurdish women protest in the harshest manner possible the inhumane isolation imposed on our leader, who sacrifices himself to enable us a free life. We on our part will never leave him in these inhuman conditions. Youths and young women in particular will be carrying out activities permanently for the freedom of our leader. We call on all women and youths to join these activities."
Yesterday, placards were hung by the Kurdish youths at bridges and lively places, to draw the attention of the public to the isolation on the Kurdish leader.
GREECE - ATHENS
Kurds living in Greece set up an information stand for the 3rd day in a row in Syntagma Square of Athens, to express to the public the demand for the freedom of Kurdish people's leader Abdullah Öcalan.
The activists distributed leaflets to the passers-by informing of the current situation of the Kurdish leader, and demonstrated for his freedom by slogans and banners highlighting their demand.