Long March from Paris to Strasbourg on its third day

The Long March, which started in Paris demanding freedom for Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Öcalan and justice for Kurds, continues on its third day in Lorient, France.

The Democratic Kurdish Council of France (CDK-F) and the Kurdish Women's Movement in France (TJK-F) are organising a 25-day-long march for the freedom of Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Öcalan from Paris to Strasbourg, where the European Union institutions are located. The march is taking place under the slogan "Freedom for Abdullah Öcalan, Justice for Kurds" as part of the international campaign "Freedom for Abdullah Öcalan, a Political Solution to the Kurdish Question", which was launched worldwide on 10 October 2023.

The march, which started on Monday, 22 January, continues on the 3rd day in the city of Lorient.

Before the launch of the march today, the activists visited the Communist Party Centre in Lorient and met with Communist Party Secretary General and medical doctor Boris Campos. Campos expressed "support for the Kurdish people and their struggle for freedom under the oppression of the Erdoğan regime".

Campos referred to the Europe-wide demonstration to be held in Cologne on 17 February under the motto "An end to 25 years of isolation, torture and lawlessness!" and drew attention to the health condition of Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Öcalan, who has been held in Imrali prison since 1999 and has not been heard from for nearly three years.

"If the Turkish state really wants peace, it can start by releasing the person who has of Öcalan is a major attack on human dignity.

Participants of the meeting called on the CPT to take immediate action against the isolation regime implemented against the Kurdish leader.

The activists and their Kurdish friends then gathered in front of the municipality and made statements. Eric Breizly, speaking on behalf of the Libertarian Communist Union, stated that they support the Kurdish people's demand for freedom and freedom for Abdullah Öcalan, and called for a political solution for Kurdistan.

After the statements, the march started in front of the municipality of Lorient and continued until Hennbont.

Throughout the march, activists chanted slogans for Öcalan's freedom and made statements over loudspeakers to inform the French people in the neighbourhood.

Tomorrow's stage of the march will be held in Vannes, France.