Tens of thousands gather in Strasbourg to rally for Öcalan
Masses from several European countries have started to gather in Strasbourg to protest the February 15 international conspiracy and salute the hunger strike campaign to break the isolation.
Kurds and their friends flock to the French city of Strasbourg where a huge rally will be held today to protest the February 15 international conspiracy against Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Öcalan and support the hunger strike campaign led by Democratic Society Congress (DTK) Co-chair and Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) MP Leyla Güven demanding an end to the isolation imposed on the Kurdish leader.
Masses from Germany, France, Switzerland, Belgium, Austria and other European countries have started to gather at Boulevard ne Nancy and Boulervard de Metz along the Strasbourg Central Train Station, with posters of Öcalan and flags of the PKK, KCK, YPG and YPJ, chanting “Bijî Serok Apo” [Long Live Leader Öcalan], “Leyla Güven is our honor” and “Long Live Prison Resistance”.
French police have taken intense security measures around the gathering area, blocking some roads leading to the rally grounds with military vehicles.
In the following hours, the mass will start to march to Rue des Venneaux where a rally to condemn the international conspiracy and isolation against Öcalan will be held in the afternoon.