Women rally for freedom in Amed

A rally organised by the Free Women's Movement (TJA) and the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) Women's Assembly is taking place in Amed under the slogan "Enough with racism and sexism, now is the time for women's freedom".

A women's demonstration is held in Station Square in Amed (Diyarbakır) under the leadership of the Free Women’s Movement (Tevgera Jinên Azad, TJA) and the Democratic Regions Party (DBP) Women's Assembly under the slogan "Enough with racism and sexism, now is the time for women's freedom".

Deputies from the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), DBP Co-Chair Saliha Aydeniz, representatives and members of the Democratic Society Congress (DTK), HDP Youth Assembly, HDP and DBP provincial and district organizations in Kurdish cities, the Peace Mothers Assembly, the Lawyers Association for Freedom (HD), and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) are taking part in the rally.

Banners with the slogans "We will march until all women are freed," and pennants with the inscription "Jin Jiyan Azadi" [Woman, Life, Freedom] "Let's organize, let's be free," and "Against pillage" were hung in the rally area. Women frequently chanted "Jin jiyan azadi."

While many search points were set up to allow people to enter the rally area, no disinfectants, pens, hand creams, notebooks, or other items were allowed at the event.

Women from Kurdistan's cities entered the area in a cortege with ululation.


At the rally, Fehime Poyraz, the mother of Deniz Poyraz, who was murdered in the HDP provincial building in İzmir, spoke. Mother Poyraz began her speech by greeting everyone and saying, "You are all Deniz to me.  We must join hands. We must work together. Deniz Poyraz was killed in the HDP building while she was defenseless. Deniz was not only my daughter, she belongs to the people. The murderer is said to be mentally ill, but he was not. He would have hurt himself if it was mentally ill, he would not have come and harmed my daughter."

During Poyraz's speech, women often chanted the slogan “Şehid namirin” [Martyrs are immortal].

The rally continues with speeches.