Kurds launch ‘Freedom for Öcalan’ vigil in Marseille

Kurds and their friends continue their actions worldwide to demand freedom for Abdullah Öcalan.

Dozens of Kurdish activists have launched a vigil at the Vieux-Port Square in Marseille, France on Monday demanding freedom for Kurdish people's leader Abdullah Öcalan.

The activists coming from Montpellier, Draguignan, Toulouse and Marignane will conclude their action with a rally on Saturday.

A banner demanding “Freedom for Öcalan, status for Kurdistan” was unfurled at the action spot.

In the tent of the action, Arin Mirkan Women’s Council is collecting signatures as part of the “100 reasons to prosecute the dictator” campaign launched by the Kurdish women’s movement in Europe. A petition launched on November 25 on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women aims to have Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan indicted by the UN as responsible for the Turkish regime's misogynistic policies and to have femicides recognized internationally as crimes against humanity. 100 women represent countless women for whose deaths Erdoğan is held responsible. The Kurdish women's movement wants to collect a total of 100,000 signatures as part of its campaign.