Freedom March from Paris to Strasbourg on its 19th day

The long march for the freedom of Abdullah Öcalan continued today in the city of Amiens.

The Democratic Kurdish Council of France (CDK-F) and the Kurdish Women's Movement in France (TJK-F) launched on 22 January a 25-day-long march for the freedom of Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Öcalan from Paris to Strasbourg, where the European Union institutions are located. The march is taking place under the slogan "Freedom for Abdullah Öcalan, Justice for Kurds" as part of the international campaign "Freedom for Abdullah Öcalan, a Political Solution to the Kurdish Question", which was launched worldwide on 10 October 2023.

The march continued on its 19th day in the city of Amiens, starting at Leon Gonthier Square and continuing until Alphonse Fiquet Square. Thousands of leaflets were distributed during the march and the people in the neighbourhood were informed about the isolation conditions of Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Öcalan.

The march was characterized by enthusiasm and slogans were chanted for the freedom of Abdullah Öcalan. After the march, the activists danced in Alphonse Fiquet Square and informed the passers-by about the situation of Abdullah Öcalan and the Kurdish people with short briefings.

After the march, postcards collected throughout the day were sent to İmralı Island, where Öcalan is held in total isolation, with slogans and speeches in support of the Kurdish leader.

After the demonstration, the activists went to the Amiens Democratic Kurdish Community Centre to hold a public meeting. Here, the purpose of the demonstration was explained and the responsibilities of each individual within the scope of the "Freedom for Abdullah Öcalan, a Political Solution to the Kurdish Question" campaign were discussed.

The march will end in Strasbourg on 15 February, the anniversary of the international conspiracy against Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Öcalan. The founder of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) was abducted from Kenya on 15 February 1999 with the cooperation of international secret services. This act of piracy, contrary to international law, had begun with Öcalan's forced departure from Syria on 9 October 1998. The Kurdish community is taking the upcoming anniversary of his abduction as an opportunity to demand the release of the 74-year-old leader and a political solution to the Kurdish question.