Geneva-Strasbourg march reaches Basel

The march started on February 10 continues on day 4.

The long march to Strasbourg, which started in Geneva on Monday, has passed through Basel today. The demonstration, which will last several days, calls for freedom for Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Öcalan and political status for Kurdistan. The march is attended by Kurdish politicians in exile, artists, intellectuals and representatives of various institutions.

After Geneva, Lausanne and Bern, the march has reached the Basel city today. Denouncing the international conspiracy against the Kurdish leader, the activists are giving the message “Freedom for Öcalan, status for Kurdistan” on their route. The participants also call for Kurdish national unity and they organise panel discussions and seminars to inform the people in the areas they pass through.

Gathering in the Dreirosenbrücke area at 13:00 today, the activists read out a statement in German in front of the Basel Canton Parliament and in the busiest centres of the city. During a following rally at Barfüsserplatz Square, solidarity speeches were made by representatives of Swiss parties and institutions.
A concert will take place in the evening where artists from TEV-ÇAND and Med Cultural Centre will take to the stage.

The activists will move to Strasbourg tomorrow.