'Journey to Freedom’ in Germany on its second day

The ‘Journey to Freedom’ started by Kurdish youth activists in Germany for the freedom of Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Öcalan and a solution to the Kurdish question continues on its second day.

The Revolutionary Youth Movement (TCŞ) and the Movement of Young Women Militants (TekoJIN) are organizing a multi-day "Journey to Freedom" from Germany to France. The demonstration for the freedom of Abdullah Öcalan and a political solution to the Kurdish question began in Mannheim on 10 February and 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. An internationalist march through Switzerland and a 25-day march in France are taking place alongside the demonstration in Germany.

The second stage of the march started in front of Heidelberg railway station this morning, with the activists saluting the guerrilla struggle against the occupying Turkish state.

The activists will cover 21 kilometers during their march from Heidelberg to Hockenheim today.