Strasbourg sit-in calling for freedom of Öcalan ends first week
The sit-in organised in Strasbourg within the scope of the ‘End isolation, occupation and fascism; Time for Freedom’ campaign launched by the KCK, has completed its first week.
The first week of the sit-in protest held in Strasbourg within the scope of the ‘End isolation, occupation and fascism; Time for Freedom’ campaign launched by the KCK on 12 September has ended.
Kurdish politicians, members of the Democratic Forces Union and representatives of faith institutions have taken over the first week of the sit-in in Strasbourg in front of the Council of Europe demanding freedom for Kurdish people's leader Abdullah Öcalan.
Seminars were held discussing “the fight against occupation, isolation and fascism". The action began 12 October in the area where the Freedom Abdullah Öcalan Vigil was taking place since 25 June 2012.
Shengal agreement protested
A banner reading ‘Stop the Yazidi genocide’ dominated the area of the sit-in. The banner protested the Shengal Agreement signed between the Baghdad and Hewler governments on Shengal but without consulting the Yazidi people.
During the first week of sit-in, dossiers about the ‘International Conspiracy process, the ideology of Abdullah Öcalan’ were prepared by the European Democratic Kurdish Society Congress (KCDK-E) and delivered to the permanent representatives of the Council of Europe Member countries.
On the last day of the first week of the action, a clip prepared by the Heilborn People's Assembly Choir about the initiative launched by the KCK was shown.
KCDK-E co-chair Yüksel Koç said that the clip was sent to all people’s assemblies and emphasized that it is important for the Kurdish people to join the initiative.
TJK-E will take over the sit-in on Monday
The action, which was suspended for the weekend will be taken over by European Kurdish Women's Movement (TJK-E) activists next week. The action will last a month.