Shengal women launch 7-day tent action demanding freedom for Öcalan
The Yazidi Free Women's Movement and the Yazidi Young Women's Union launched a 7-day tent protest demanding the freedom of Kurdish people's leader Abdullah Öcalan.
The Yazidi Free Women's Movement (TAJÊ) and the Yazidi Young Women's Union launched a 7-day tent action in the Serokatî Garden in Geliyê Kersê to ensure the freedom of Kurdish people's leader Abdullah Öcalan and to remove the PKK from the list of terrorist organisations.
Members of the Zorava and Guhbel People's Assemblies and dozens of Yazidi women participated in the protest. Photos of Abdullah Öcalan and banners with the slogans ‘We Will End Isolation, We Will Defeat Fascism, We Will Live Free with Leader Apo’.
Öcalan's Arabic and Kurdish books were also distributed in the tent. The tent was set up after a minute's silence.
TAJÊ spokesperson Sebîha Sebrî touched on the purpose of the action and said: "As the Yazidi community and Shengal women, we want to raise our voices everywhere with this action. It is the PKK movement that has saved us from genocide and adopted the ideas of Leader Abdullah Öcalan."
Regarding the demand for the PKK to be removed from the terrorist list, Sebri said: "The students of Leader Apo defeated the ISIS mercenaries with their resistance. The PKK comes to the rescue of all societies facing the danger of genocide. The biggest example of this is Shengal. We are indebted to Leader Apo and the PKK. How can this organization be called ‘terrorist’?"