Thousands demand freedom for Kurdish people's leader Abdullah Öcalan in Marseille
Thousands demanded freedom for Kurdish people's leader, Abdullah Öcalan, and supported the guerrilla resistance at the 2nd Sinan Dersim Kurdish Culture Festival held in Marseille.
The 2nd Sinan Dersim Kurdish Culture Festival was celebrated in the city of Marseille with the participation of more than ten thousand Kurds and their friends. The guerrilla resistance was greeted at the festival, where activists also demanded freedom for Kurdish people's leader Abdullah Öcalan.
People living in Draguignan, Montpellier, Avignon, Toulouse and Bordeaux attended the festival, which took place in Park la Roze.
The festival program started with a minute's silence in memory of the martyrs of the Kurdistan revolution.
Afterwards, Marseille Democratic Society Center co-chairs greeted the public and thanked the festival organization committee for their efforts.
Koma Aram, Hozan Menal, Hozan Rêber, Hozan Canê and Şivan Perwer took the stage at the festival.
KONGRA-GEL co-chair Remzi Kartal said: “The guerrillas are putting up a tremendous resistance. What we need to do is to be worthy of that resistance, to support it, and to liberate Leader Apo.”