Long march by youth activists in North-East Syria on its second day

The activists marching for the freedom of Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Öcalan reached the Çilaxa district on the second day of their action.

The Revolutionary Youth Movement of North-East Syria and the Young Women's Association are staging a three-day march demanding freedom for Abdullah Öcalan and a political solution to the Kurdish question.

The long march, which kicked off in Qamishlo on Wednesday, is intended as a solidarity action by the youth organisations in the autonomous region to the international campaign "Freedom for Öcalan and a political solution to the Kurdish question" launched on 10 October. The route of the long march leads from Qamishlo via Tirbespiyê, Çilaxa, Rimêlan and Girkê Legê to Dêrik, where a final rally will take place. There will be a cultural and political programme in the evenings.

Activists partaking in the action started to march from Tirbespiyê this morning and reached Çilaxa district, where they were welcomed and joined by residents with slogans.

The activists are expected to march from Çilaxa to Girkê Legê district. Then they will move to Dêrik, the final destination of the march.

On 10 October, a new international campaign called "Freedom for Öcalan – A Political Solution to the Kurdish Question" was launched with press conferences in 74 places around the world, from France, to Belgium, from Italy to the Spanish state, from Germany to the UK, from Ireland to the Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Slovenia, Cyprus, Greece and across the ocean in Australia, Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador. From South Africa to Kenya, Japan, India, Bangladesh, East Timor, the Philippines. The campaign unites social movements, political parties, municipalities, trade unions, activists, intellectuals and millions of Kurds and people in solidarity with the Kurdish liberation struggle worldwide around a common goal: the participation of Abdullah Öcalan in a dialogue for a just and democratic political solution to the Kurdistan question in Turkey, which has remained unresolved for more than a century.