‘Freedom for Öcalan’ vigil launched in Paris
The Democratic Kurdish Council of France (CDK-F) calls on the Kurds living in Paris region to join the action demanding freedom for Abdullah Öcalan.
A five-day vigil has been launched in Paris today demanding freedom for Kurdish people's leader Abdullah Öcalan. The action outside the French Parliament will end on Friday, 26 February.
Various activities will be organised in the five days, with events beginning at 11 am and ending at 4 am. Throughout the protest, there will be a musical performance organised by TEV-ÇAND, a video screening and a govend [dance] accompanied by the people.
Every day the Democratic People's Assembly will explain to people the international conspiracy, the Imrali system, the Kurdish people's leader Abdullah Öcalan's ideas and writing. Signatures will be collected and sent to the UN Secretary General demanding freedom for Öcalan.
The Democratic Kurdish Council of France (CDK-F) said in a statement that they will remain on the streets and continue their struggle until Öcalan is freed, and called on the Kurds living in Paris region to join the action.
The five-day vigil outside the French Parliament will be taken over by the following groups each day:
Paris Central Assembly on Monday, 22 February
Villiers-le-Bel Council on Tuesday, 23 February
Drancy Assembly on Wednesday, 24 February
Evry Assembly on Thursday, 25 February
Mantes-la-Jolie - Creil Assembly on Friday, 26 February