Thousands join the rally in support of hunger strikes in Amed
HDP has organised a rally in the Kurdish city of Amed (Diyarbakır) to call attention to the isolation of Abdullah Öcalan and hunger strikes in and outside prisons.
Democratic Society Congress (DTK) Co-chair and Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) MP for Hakkari, Leyla Güven who is jailed in Amed prison, is on day 73 of her indefinite hunger strike against the isolation regime imposed upon Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Öcalan.
HDP has organised a rally at the 5 June Democracy (Station) Square in central Amed to call attention to the hunger strikes demanding an end to the isolation regime imposed upon Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Öcalan.
The rally is held with the motto “Democracy, freedom and justice” amid intensified “security measures” by the state forces. Banner hanged in the rally grounds read “Negotiation only solution for peace”, “Leyla Güven is right”, “We are mothers, we side with a world without war”, “People’s will cannot be ignored and usurped”, “Justice and democracy for everyone”.
People joining the rally are chanting “Bê Serok jiiyan nabe” (No Life without the Leader), “Leyla Güven and political prisoners are our honour”, “Bijî berxwedana Leyla” (Long Live the resistance of Leyla”.
The rally will witness speeches by HDP Co-chair Pervin Buldan, DTK Co-chair Berdan Öztürk and DBP (Democratic Regions Party) Co-chair Mehmet Arslan.