Long march by Syrian Revolutionary Youth Movement on day 2

The long march organized by youth organizations in North-East Syria to condemn the Turkish attacks on Medya Defense Zones and the isolation of Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan continues on its second day.

The three-day march of the Syrian Revolutionary Youth Movement through the northeast of the country began in Qamishlo on Sunday. The demonstration is an "act of solidarity" with the resistance of the guerrillas in the Medya Defense Zones and is being held as part of the mobilization called by the youth movement in February. At the same time, the action is directed against the isolation of Abdullah Öcalan, leader of the Kurdish liberation movement, on the Turkish prison island of Imrali. Since 1999, the PKK founder has been held in political hostage in the prison in the Sea of Marmara, and the last contact with his legal counsel took place in August 2019.

The long march continues on its second day. The participants have arrived Tirbêspiyê where more people joined in. The young activists are continuing their march towards Çilaxa and are expected to arrive in Girkê Legê in the evening.

During the march, slogans praising Öcalan and the guerrilla resistance were chanted.