Freedom For Öcalan

2014-06-28 Ocalan+
“Peace is more difficult than war. We were not scared as we resisted; we will not be scared when we make peace.” Turkish-born Kurdistan Workers’ Party founder Abdullah Öcalan has been in prison since 1999, during which time he has changed from advocating violence to advocating a political solution to the Kurdish situation in Turkey. (WP) The conflict has resulted in a minimum of 45,000 deaths. (WP)
The mural was launched on Sunday (2014-07-06); it replaces the Sands Family mural. Below is a shot from January 2017 showing damage to the mural.
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Copyright © 2014 Extramural Activity
Camera Settings: f8, 1/800, ISO 200, full size 3308 x 2558
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Copyright © 2017 Extramural Activity
Camera Settings: f7.1, 1/80, ISO 200, full size 3338 x 2592
text: X02003 X03995 free revolutionary prisoner solitary confinement since feb 1999 sign the petition http://www.freeocalan.org northumberland

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