Young activists take over Freedom for Öcalan Vigil in Strasbourg

Kurdish youth took over the ongoing Freedom for Abdullah Öcalan Vigil in Strasbourg. The action demand the end of the isolation imposed upon the Kurdish people's leader as well as his freedom.

Tevgera Ciwanên Şoreşger and Tewgera Jinen Azad activists took over the Freedom for Öcalan Vigil in Strasbourg. The action entered its 449th week.

Activists reminded that isolation is a crime against humanity and that war against Kurds includes isolation as a way to erase their very existence.

The Vigil is held between 8:30 am and 5 pm seven days a week since June 2012. It resumed after a pause dictated by the coronavirus pandemic.

Zülfü Bingöl drew attention to the fact that the Kurdish Freedom Movement is a youth movement and said that it is very important for youth to support this action.

Bingöl added that 2021 will be the year of freedom for the Kurds and the Kurdish people's leader. "We started young, we will finish young, is a sentence which is the summary of the Kurdish resistance”, said Bingöl while drawing attention to the fact that the Kurdish youth have increased their struggle. Bingöl called on everyone to support the hunger strike of the prisoners against isolation imposed on Abdullah Öcalan.

Bingöl also called for support to the Freedom Vigil, which is continuing with determination in its 9th year.

The group that took over the action in the common area where European institutions are located includes young people named Adnan Erkek, Ali Çimen, Ferhat Naqo, Beritan Dersim, Kawa Gımgım and Nızar Özgür.