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
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