Kurdish women take over the Freedom for Öcalan Vigil
The Freedom for Öcalan Vigil in front of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg has been taken over by Kurdish women from Scandinavian countries.
The Freedom for Öcalan Vigil began in front of the Council of Europe on 25 June 2012. Since then it has been taken over by a different group of activists every week.
On week 374, the Vigil has been taken over by Ozan Figen, Sirin Tokpinar, Mina Kadiri and Sütiye Emma.
The women took over the Vigil from a group of activists coming from the German city of Giessen.
Ozan Figen, the spokeswoman of the group, said that as a Kurdish people, they would not compromise on the freedom of Öcalan and that they will be carrying on the Vigil until Öcalan is free.
The gorup also condemned the Turkish state fascism that "once again showed its false face to the Kurdish people. We condemn the persecution of the Turkish state and Erdoğan to the Kurdish people," the activists said.
Women activists also said that the Kurdish people will stand by the leadership and struggle for freedom against any betrayal and called on everyone to stand up to fascism.