Kurdish youth continued Long March

After the action demanding freedom for Öcalan was banned in Germany, youth are defying the ban and marching for the third day

The Long March enters its third day in Essen.

The March is demanding freedom for Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Öcalan and on Monday saw its second day with an action organised by Essen Democratic Kurdish Community Center (DKTM).

Kurdish young people said they are determined to continue the actions against the fascist attitude of the German police and added that they would never give up their comittment and loyalty to the Kurdish People's Leader Öcalan.

The Long March began on Sunday in Dortmund and on Monday reached Essen

Young people decided in the Essen meeting to resist the attacks of the German police.

March banned and attacked by German police

Sunday morning, a large group of Kurdish youth and internationalists started a Long March in the German city of Dortmund to voice the demand of millions for freedom for Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Öcalan.

The march, under the motto “Rise up against fascism, free Leader Apo” was planned to last 6 days, ending in Dusseldorf on September 6,

As the march continued, with great enthusiasm, at around 3 pm in the afternoon, German police attempted to detain one of the activists because of the Öcalan tattoo on his arm.

Participants of the march resisted the police in response to the arbitrary intervention, facing attack by the police forces. Some activists got injured during the crackdown.

One activist was taken into custody and the German police announced after the crackdown that the march had been banned.