Kurdish activists organise 6-day sit-in for Öcalan in Düsseldorf

A 6-day sit-in demanding freedom for Kurdish people's leader Abdullah Öcalan will be held in Düsseldorf. Throughout the action, the thoughts of Kurdish people's leader Öcalan will be discussed, and TEV-ÇAND artists will organize cultural activities.

The "End isolation, fascism, occupation; Time for freedom” initiative continues in Europe. The protests have accelerated since the beginning of February, the 22nd anniversary of the international conspiracy against Kurdish people's leader Abdullah Öcalan.

February is the month of action

North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) was one of the states in Germany where the actions have been concentrated. Following the march organized by YJK-E NRW components on January 23, a long march and a mass rally were held on February 12-13, promoted by FED-MED, YJK-E NRW, to mark the 22nd anniversary of the international conspiracy. On February 18-19 and 20, the Freedom for Öcalan bus toured various cities and shared Abdullah Öcalan's thoughts on women's freedom, ecology and democratic confederalism with the German public. In addition, letters demanding freedom for Öcalan were sent to the UN Secretary General from dozens of cities.

A rich 6-day program

In the last week of February, a 6-day sit-in will be held in the state capital, Düsseldorf, promoted by FED-MED. The action, which will begin in front of the Parliament on Monday, on Monday, 22 February, will end with a mass rally on Saturday, 27. During the 6-day action, Kurdish politicians will give speeches and inform the public on various topics including the Imrali system, the continuing dimensions of the international conspiracy, and the thoughts of Kurdish people's leader Öcalan. TEV-ÇAND artists will organise concerts and cultural activities throughout the action which will be going on every day between 12 and 5 pm.

Making a statement regarding the action, FED-MED said: “We are appealing to our people to join the initiatives demanding freedom for our Leader.”

The daily schedule of the action is as follows:

Monday, February 22

Speaker Engin Sever, Nursel Aydoğan

Artists: Seyidxan, Cevat Mervanî

Place: Front of Parliament

Tuesday, February 23

Speaker: Besime Konca

Artists: Deniz Deman, Ali İkizer, Diyar Dersim, Hozan Şemdin, Serhat Med

Location: Corneliusplatz

Wednesday, February 24

Speaker: Lezgin Botan

Artists: Bengi Agiri, Hozan Nawdar, Selhat Gimgim

Location: Friedrich-Ebert-Straße 34-38 (DGB Haus)

Thursday, February 25

Speaker: Tuğba Hezer

Artists: Xelil Xemgin, Memo Paste, Narinxan

Location: Stromstraße 24 (in front of WDR TV)

Friday, February 26

Speaker: Yıldız Filimci

Artists: Memo Gül, Hozan Kawa, Zahir Loran

Location: Wasserstraße 5 (CDU)

Saturday, February 27

Venue: In front of the parliament, sit-in between 12.00-15.00

15.00-17.00: Mass rally

Mass sit-in and rally