Protest against Öcalan’s isolation in Amed
HDP members staged a sit-in protest in Koşuyolu Park in Amed to raise concern over the isolation of Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Öcalan and the ongoing hunger strikes in Turkish prisons.
Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) Amed Provincial Organization organized a press statement in Amed (Diyarbakir) in order to draw attention to the aggravated isolation of Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Öcalan and the hunger strikes of political prisoners in Turkey’s prisons.
HDP Amed Deputy Semra Güzel, Free Women’s Movement (TJA) activists, HDP administrators and members as well as executives of the Association for the Families of Prisoners and Convicts (TUAY-DER) and many activists attended the event in front of the Koşuyolu Park Human Rights Monument in the Bağlar district.
The police attempted to prevent the press briefing by encircling the Human Rights Monument with barriers yet before the group arrived at the park. While the group insisted on making their statement in front of the monument, the police blocked the entrance. Those who wanted to join in the group were blocked by the police due to the epidemic.
The group staged a sit-in protest following the police intervention.
After the sit-in, the activists left the park chanting the slogan “Bijî berxwedana zindana” (Long live the prison resistance) in order to draw attention to the hunger strikes launched in prisons against the isolation.