Kurds from Mannheim and Saarbrücken take over Freedom for Öcalan Vigil

A group of activists from the German cities of Mannheim and Saarbrücken took over the Freedom for Öcalan Vigil in Strasbourg on week 460.

The Freedom for Öcalan Vigil was taken over by a group of Kurdish activists from the German cities of Mannheim and Saarbrücken this week, the 460th.

The group consists of Ali Can, Kaşem Ağırman, Nezir Botan and Idris Rojava.

Speaking on behalf of the group, activist Ali Can said that the action carried out in Strasbourg demands the liberation of Kurdish people's leader Abdullah Öcalan in particular and the Kurdish people in general, and stated that the action has a historical significance in this sense.

Reminding that Öcalan has been fighting a historical struggle for the freedom of the Kurdish people in every field, Ali Can added that the Kurds have shown their determination in the struggle to the partners of the International Conspiracy.

Ali Can emphasized that the partners of the isolation imposed on Kurdish people's leader Abdullah Öcalan are the European countries, which are the representatives of capitalist modernity.

Ali Can said: "The most basic slogan of the Freedom Vigil is to ensure freedom for Öcalan who is the key to the solution of the Kurdish problem."

Ali Can called on the Kurds in Europe to press the CPT and to support the hunger strike carried out by political prisoners against isolation.

The Freedom for Öcalan Vigil which was launched on 25 June 2012 demanding the end of the isolation imposed upon Kurdish people's leader Abdullah Öcalan, continues with determination. The action, which is carried out in front of the buildings of the Council of Europe and the Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) in Strasbourg, continues every week with groups of Kurds and their friends living in the diaspora.