October 9, 2017 marks the 19th anniversary of Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan’s forced departure from Syria. Kurdish people see this date as the start of the international plot against Öcalan and Kurds take to the streets every anniversary of the October 9 plot.

The umbrella organization of Kurdish organizations in Europe KCDK-E, has announced that starting from October 7, Kurds will organize events, demonstrations and protests to mark the anniversary of October 9 plot. Traditionally the French city of Strasbourg will host the biggest event in Europe.

Strasbourg will also host a 5-day sit-in protest for Öcalan’s freedom starting from October 9. A bus tour, aiming to raise awareness on Öcalan’s freedom and spread his ideas, will also start on the same day from Strasbourg. The bus tour named “Öcalan Library” will have 33 stops throughout Europe.

The participants will organize panels, seminars and meetings in every stop and discuss about Öcalan’s ideas.

Along with the sit-in protest in Strasbourg various event will be organized. Protestors will hold a press conference in Council of Europe and meet with several officials from CoE and Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT).

Here are the details of action calendar for Öcalan for the next week in Europe:

– Kurdish women’s organizations in Europe will organize protests in Germany, France, The Netherlands, Belgium, Greece, Cyprus, Canara, Australia, Japan, Austria, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Italy to mark the anniversary of October 9 plot.

– KCDK-E will organize a meeting in Strasbourg on October 9. More than 100 protestors will join the sit-in protest in front of the Council of Europe.

– A bus tour named “Öcalan Library” will start in Strasbourg. The bus tour will have 33 stops throughout Europe.


Source: Firat News Agency ─ ANF