Strasbourg hunger strike on day 151
The indefinite and non-alternating hunger strike of 14 Kurdish activists in the French city of Strasbourg continues with determination.
The massive hunger strike protest of the Kurds demanding the end of the isolation regime executed against Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Öcalan continues with resolve.
The hunger strike resistance, initiated by DTK Co-chair and HDP MP Leyla Güven while she was jailed in Amed Prison, was later joined by thousands of prisoners in Turkey and North Kurdistan as well as dozens of activists around the world. Currently there are 7 thousand prisoners on hunger strike and 30 of them have turned their hunger strike into death fast recently.
The Strasbourg part of the hunger strike protest continues on its 151st day.
The hunger strike resistance in Strasbourg, launched by 14 members of the Freedom for Öcalan Initiative, is witnessing increasing solidarity visits by the Kurds and their friends from all around Europe.
In addition to several Kurdish citizens, the co-chair of the Democratic Kurdish Council of France (CDK-F), Lokman Kanar, and former co-chair Vedat Bingöl have visited the hunger strike activists on Thursday.
Speaking here, CDK-F co-chair Lokman Kanar stated that they observed the activists to be in good morale and motivation.
Addressing to Kurds in France and Europe, Kanar said; “We are going through a challenging and significant process. We have a call for the Kurds in France and diaspora. All Kurdish citizens should take to the streets to stand with the hunger strikers and support them. This resistance will achieve victory only with popular support.”
Kanar also put emphasis on the importance of ensuring strong participation in the protest demonstrations held in Belgium’s capital Brussels and in Strasbourg every Wednesday to raise awareness on hunger strikes.
The activists leading the Strasbourg hunger strike resistance are: Gülistan İke, Dilek Öcalan, Nurgül Başaran, Mustafa Sarıkaya, Mehmet Nimet Sevim, Agit Ural, Deniz Sürgüt, Yüksel Koç, Mohamed Ghaderi, Ayvaz Ece, Kerem Solhan, Ramazan İmir, Kardo Bokani and Ekrem Yapıcı.