'Long March' for Öcalan continues on its fifth day

The Long March for freedom of Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan, initiated by Kurdish and internationalist youth in Europe, is continuing on its fifth day.

The fifth day of the Long March attended by Kurdish and internationalist youth from all over Europe under the leadership of the European Revolutionary Youth Movements has started today.

The action, which is held every year for the freedom of Öcalan, is being carried out this year from the city of Cologne, Germany to the city of Aachen under the motto “Dest bi Dest - Mil bi Mil: Werin Cenga Azadiyê”.

Hundreds of young activists from Germany, France, Austria, Sweden, the Netherlands, England and Switzerland are participating in the Long March.

The young activists gathered at the Youth Park in Neuss on the 5th day of the Long March. After a moment of silence and anthems, the activists went to their cortege and started to walk towards Mönchengladbach by carrying banners that read “Cenga Azadiyê Geş Bike”, “Avaşîn, Zap, Metîna - Bijî Gerîla” and "Freedom for Ocalan".

The Revolutionary Youth Movement (Tevgera Ciwanên Şoreşger, TCŞ) member Azad Zagros said that despite all provocations and obstacles, the activists will reach their destination.

Zagros also stated that they would free Kurdish leader Öcalan through all these actions and activities carried out as part of the ‘Werin Cenga Azadiyê’ campaign, which -he said- will result in victory.

TekoJIN member Berivan Xelat said that this five-day march will lift everyone’s spirit. “At a time when the Turkish state escalates its attacks in all areas and the isolation on Öcalan has been aggravated, these actions and campaigns motivate us all and we become more enthusiastic about the struggle. Tomorrow will be the last day and it is our call to all Kurds and internationalists to join us and expand the struggle.”

French Anti-fascist organization activist Daphne expressed that this march is boosting their morale and that they would unite all internationalists around this struggle and work hard to further expand the Kurdish Movement in Europe. “Our aim is to stay human, and we will grow,” Daphne added.

The activists will march from Mönchengladbach to Aachen on the 6th day. The musicians of TEV-ÇAND will appear in a big concert at the end of the march.