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Luxembourg: Kurds begin march to Strasbourg on Oecalan's arrest anniversary02:08

Luxembourg: Kurds begin march to Strasbourg on Oecalan's arrest anniversary

Luxembourg, Luxembourg
February 1, 2017 at 01:47 GMT +00:00 · Published

Kurdish protesters set on an 11-day march from Luxembourg to Strasbourg on Wednesday, to mark the 18th anniversary of the arrest of Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) leader Abdullah Oecalan. The march was organised by the Kurdish Democratic Council of France (CDK-F).

The marchers assembled in front of the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg City, where they all put on vests with the image of Oecalan. They also exhibited numerous Kurdish flags and banners condemning Oecalan’s detainment, demanding that he is released and demanding a country-status for Kurdistan.

On their way the protesters will pass through several towns in the region before stopping in the French town of Metz, where they will hold a conference. The arrival in Strasbourg is expected on February 10, when they will voice out their demands at the European Parliament, the Council of Europe and related institutions.

The march will officially end with a mass rally on February 11.

Luxembourg: Kurds begin march to Strasbourg on Oecalan's arrest anniversary02:08
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Kurdish protesters set on an 11-day march from Luxembourg to Strasbourg on Wednesday, to mark the 18th anniversary of the arrest of Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) leader Abdullah Oecalan. The march was organised by the Kurdish Democratic Council of France (CDK-F).

The marchers assembled in front of the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg City, where they all put on vests with the image of Oecalan. They also exhibited numerous Kurdish flags and banners condemning Oecalan’s detainment, demanding that he is released and demanding a country-status for Kurdistan.

On their way the protesters will pass through several towns in the region before stopping in the French town of Metz, where they will hold a conference. The arrival in Strasbourg is expected on February 10, when they will voice out their demands at the European Parliament, the Council of Europe and related institutions.

The march will officially end with a mass rally on February 11.