‘Freedom for Öcalan March’ in southern France on its second day

Kurdish people continue their actions all around the world demanding freedom for Abdullah Öcalan, who is held in total isolation and has not been heard from for three years.

Kurdish activists are staging a 3-day-long march for the freedom of Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Öcalan in Southern France.

158 people are taking part in the march, which started with a press statement in Martigues on Friday after a minute of silence in memory of the martyrs of the Kurdistan revolution. "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.

Fethi Patnos from the organising committee said: "We have successfully completed the 1st day of the 3-day march despite adverse weather conditions. Today we will march from Marignane to Marseille and complete the second stage. We call on all our friends and patriotic people to join the march. We will come together with thousands of people at Canebiere Square at 13.00 on Sunday and conclude our march with a rally in front of the European Parliament."