Demonstration for Öcalan’s freedom in Stockholm
The Sweden Democratic Kurdish Society Center and Amara Kurdish Women’s Assembly said: “The release of Öcalan and political prisoners is a mandatory step towards peace.”
Kurds in Swedish capital Stockholm launched a tent demonstration that will continue for a week in the Mynttorget Square next to the Parliament building at 13:00 with the demand for Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Öcalan’s freedom.
Protesters put up Öcalan’s posters and banners demanding his release in the tent and placed a metal cage in front of the tent to protest the isolation, with white balloons that say “Free Öcalan” tied to it. They lit candles and placed signs demanding Öcalan’s freedom.
Protesters wore vests with Öcalan’s photograph and the words, “Freedom for Öcalan” and passed out flyers to inform people of the isolation imposed upon Öcalan. They also give speeches condemning the Turkish state attacks against Kurdistan and the isolation imposed upon Öcalan.
The Sweden Democratic Kurdish Society Center and Amara Kurdish Women’s Assembly sent a written statement to the Swedish media on the start of the demonstration and said millions of Kurds demand Öcalan’s release. The statement also said, “The release of Öcalan and political prisoners is a mandatory step towards peace.”
The statement said the aggravated isolation against Öcalan escalates the war and added: “Erdogan is doing all he can to prevent a peaceful solution. We want peace and a democratic solution in Kurdistan. Abdullah Öcalan’s proposal of democratic autonomy in a democratic country is a guarantee for a solution.”
The tent demonstration will be open between 13:00 and 18:00 every day until November 12.
The Sweden Democratic Kurdish Society Center and Amara Kurdish Women’s Assembly issued a call for Kurds and their allies, stating that at a time when the Turkish state intensified attacks against Northern Kurdistan, Southern Kurdistan and Rojava, it has become more crucial to increase solidarity with the Kurdish people and calling for participation and support for the demonstrations against attacks in Rojava and for Öcalan’s freedom.