German police attack activists of the long march for Öcalan
German police attacked the youth taking part in the long march demanding freedom for Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Öcalan.
Around 120 Kurdish and internationalist young activists are taking part in a five-day march from Bonn to Cologne demanding freedom for Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Öcalan. The march is held under the motto “Together with Rêber Apo destroy colonialism”.
Today, on the second day of the march, tensions arose after a Turk insulted the activists while on their way from Troisdorf to Cologne.
Activists started a sit-in action after one of them was detained by the German police while chanting a slogan. The Kurdish and internationalist youth continued with their march after the release of the detained.
The group arrived at Cologne Cathedral today afternoon where they held a demonstration. German police attacked the crowd while they dispersed after the demo, and detained two activists.
The group continues to wait in front of the train station in Cologne.