Activists in Geneva call on everyone to attend festival in Netherlands on Saturday

During the sit-in protest in Geneva demanding the freedom of Kurdish people's leader Abdullah Öcalan, a call was made to attend the International Kurdish Culture Festival to be held in the Netherlands on Saturday.

The sit-in protest in front of the United Nations Office in Geneva demanding the end of the isolation imposed on Kurdish people's leader Abdullah Öcalan continues.

During the protest, which has been going on every Wednesday since 24 January 2021, a minute's silence was held in memory of the Kurdistan Freedom Struggle martyrs in the person of KJK Executive Council member Delal Nurhak (Esma Erat) and Zîlan Qamişlo (Gulistan Osman), who was killed with her.

Erdal Atasoy, co-chair of the Geneva Democratic Kurdish Community Center (CDK), made a speech on behalf of the activists.

After commemorating Delal Nurhak and Zilan Qamişlo, Atasoy said: "The Turkish state fascism, which jailed our Leader, has launched a genocidal process against the Kurdish people. We will repel the invasion and genocidal attacks in four parts of Kurdistan, based on the resistance of the Kurdish guerrillas and our people, and we will liberate our Leader.”

Atasoy called on all activists to participate in the 30th Kurdish Culture Festival to be held in the Netherlands on Saturday, 17 September with the slogan "Status for Kurdistan, Freedom to Leader Abdullah Öcalan".

After Atasoy's speech, the sit-in continued.

During the action, signatures were collected for the petition demanding to remove the PKK from the list of terrorist organisations.