Activists from Villiers-le-Bel take over Freedom for Öcalan Vigil

The Freedom for Öcalan Vigil held in front of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg has reached week 391.

The group of activists from Drancy who took over the Vigil last week was replaced by 5 Kurdish activists from Villiers-le-Bel.

Despite the cold weather Nadir Özdemir, Soro Karakoçan, Selçuk Karasu, Şoreş Demir and Hasan Alagöz said they are proud to having taken over the Vigil. 

Nadir Özdemir made a statement on behalf of the group and said: "Cold weather would neither affect us nor prevent us carrying out our purpose.

Underlining that for the Kurdish people the defense of the leadership is the most important duty, Özdemir stressed that this goal will not be abandoned.

The spokesman of the group called on all Kurds and on the people and people with conscience to defend "our leadership."

Öcalan and the Kurdish Freedom Struggle, the presence of the people's enemy fascist systems expressed fear that the group spokesman, “Then our path is the right path and it is our duty to walk. It should not be forgotten that the barking of the dog during the day is due to the fear of the night. We are aware of this fear of fascism and we will enlarge the struggle ”.

Launched on 25 June 2012 in front of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, the Freedom for Öcalan Vigil will continue until Öcalan is liberated.

The action has been going on for almost 8 years, and continues with new groups of activists taking it over every week.