Long March for Öcalan continues in Bonn on day 3

German police continue with their repressive measures against participants of the long march for Öcalan.

Around 120 Kurdish and internationalist young activists are taking part in a five-day march from Bonn to Cologne demanding freedom for Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Öcalan. The march is held under the motto “Together with Rêber Apo destroy colonialism”.

On Tuesday, tensions arose after racist Turkish provocations and police crackdown on Troisdorf-Cologne phase of the march. 4 of the activists were taken into custody during the incidents and these were released by the police only after being banned from participating in the march.

Bans and obstructions by the German police continued on Wednesday morning as well. Police anounced banning the slogans ‘Bijî Serok Apo’ (Long Live Leader Öcalan), ‘Bijî PKK’ (Long Live PKK) and ‘Bijî Partiya Karkerên Kurdistan’ (Long Live Kurdistan Workers’ Party).

The youth continue their march from Cologne to Leverkusen. The march is expected to end in Gladbach on September 13.