Sit-in activists in Geneva call for a mass rally on July 24
A mass protest march is to be held in Geneva on Saturday, July 24, the 98th anniversary of the Treaty of Lausanne that caused the disintegration of Kurdistan.
The sit-in protest launched by the Kurds in front of the United Nations (UN) Office in Geneva to lift the isolation of Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan and to secure his freedom continues.
The sit-in has been taking place around a tent set up in front of the UN Office every Wednesday since January 25.
Activists distribute French books on Democratic Confederalism, Democratic Nation, Women's Revolution, War and Peace which outline the paradigm of Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan to the Swiss people.
This week's sit-in started with a minute's silence in memory of the July 14 Great Prison Resistance in Amed, the martyrs of the Kurdistan Freedom Struggle and the July 19 Rojava Revolution and 33 dream travellers who were murdered in Suruç on July 20, 2015.
Salih Sağlam delivered a speech on behalf of the Geneva Democratic Kurdish Community (CDK) Co-Presidency Council.
“The United Nations and international institutions are supposed to press Turkey to break the isolation of Öcalan and to meet the demands of the hunger strikers in prisons,” Sağlam said.
“We will defend our 'Everywhere Avaşin, Zap, Metina against isolation, occupation and genocide! Time for Freedom’ campaign against the occupation and genocidal attacks of the Turkish state against Kurdistan and the Kurdish people and we will continue our struggle,” Sağlam added.
After the speech, a call was made to participate in a mass protest march to be held on Saturday, July 24, the 98th anniversary of the Treaty of Lausanne that caused the disintegration of Kurdistan.