NEWS CENTER- Newroz was celebrated in many cities in Europe by organizing marches and rallies.
About 500 hundreds Kurdish and French people joined the Newroz celebration organized by the Democratic Kurdish Community Center, Zin Women’s Association and Ciwanen Azad. The mass gathered in the Republique Square last night and began to march by lighting the fire torches. The march continued until Kléber Square and the people lighted the Newroz fire there and jumped over the fire.
About 350 people from Kurdistan lighted Newroz fire in Place du Marché and jumped over the fire. The people often shouted the slogans “Bijî Newroz (Long live Newroz)” and “Yaşasın Öcalan (Long live Öcalan- refer to Abdullah Öcalan”. Democratic Kurdish Community Center (DKTM Co-chair Hüseyin Arslan and TJK-E Representative Axin Gulo made a speech on current process and the importance of Newroz. A statement prepared by the Kurdish Community Center in France was read in the celebration.
Newroz was celebrated in Bordeaux with a great enthusiasm. The people gathered in front of Bordeaux Municipality danced and signed around the Newroz fire and shouted the slogan “Bê Serok jiyan na be (No life without the Leader)”.
Kurdish people and their friends celebrated Newroz in Lyon. The march started in Place Bellcour continued until the avenue Mesopotamia Culture Association located in. the Newroz fire was lighted and the people celebrated Newroz by dancing around the fire.
Newroz was celebrated in Rennes by marching with torches. The march organized by the Zin Women’s Assembly started at 7 p.m. in Place Colombie. Hundreds of Kurdish people marched and distributed leaflets for Newroz.
Kurdish people gathered in the Canabiere Square and marched to Vieux-Port Square by holding torches to celebrate Newroz. The celebration continued by dancing.
In the Hannover, city of Germany, the isolation was protested and Newroz was celebrated led by Ciwanên Azad. The mass gathered in the train station in the Hannover city center in order to protest the isolation imposed upon the PKK Leader Abdullah Öcalan. The people often shouted the slogans “PKK”, “Bê Serok Jiyan nabe (No life without the Leader)”, “Bijî Serok Apo (Long live Apo- refer to Abdullah Öcalan)”. The march turned into Newroz celebration in Steintor Square and the people celebrated Newroz.
Kurdish people and their friends celebrated Newroz in Darmstadt with a great enthusiasm. About one thousand people organized a march to the city center by holding banners and torches. After the march, the people lighted the Newroz fire and danced around the fire.
A march with torches was organized in Hamburg at 7 p.m. last night. About 200 Kurdish people participated in the march and shouted the slogan, “Newroz piroz be (Happy Newroz)”.
Hundreds of people celebrated Newroz in Freiburg. Hundreds of Kurdish people and their friends gathered in Kartoffelplatz and began to march. The women lighted the Newroz fire in front of Stadt Theater. The celebration continued until the late hours by singing and dancing.
A march with torches was organized Stuttgart with the participation of two thousand people. ATİK, Partizan, MLPD, MLK-P, Die Linke Solid Stuttgart, Stuttgart No Platform, Kurdistan Solidarity Initiative and Anti-fascist German groups joined the march with their banners. After the march, a rally was organized in Schlosplatz. The flag of the YPG was hung over a high building in the square.
The people marched to city center by shouting the slogans “Long live Newroz” and “Long live freedom”. After the speech of the organizing committee, Newroz fire was lighted and the people danced around the fire.
Newroz, is celebrated within the scope of the Kurdish Culture Days in Berlin, was celebrated in Adenauer Platz. During the march to Wittenberg Platza, the people shouted the slogans “Long live Newroz”and “Long live Leader Apo”. Newroz celebration will continue in Berlin with various events.