3-day march launched in France to demand “Freedom for Öcalan”

Kurdish activists started a 3-day march in Southern France, demanding freedom for Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Öcalan.

A 3-day-long march for the freedom of Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Öcalan was launched in Southern France on Friday.

After a minute of silence in memory of the martyrs of the Kurdistan revolution, the march started with a press statement in Martigues.

"We will ensure the physical freedom of our leader through resistance. We salute the marches started for the freedom of Leader Öcalan. Victory belongs to those who resist,” said the press statement.

The march will cover 15 kilometres between Martigues and Marignane and the first day's stage will be completed in front of the central municipality of Marignane in the evening.

On 10 February at 11.00 am, the march will start in front of the municipality to St Antoine. On the last day, the marchers will depart from St Antoine at 10.00 am with the participation of thousands of people and will be welcomed by the public at Canebiere Square. At 13.00 a statement will be made and the march will end with a rally in front of the European Parliament.