A colourful car convoy on February 6 was organised in the lead-up a February 15 global day of action to free Kurdish freedom movement leader Abdullah Öcalan, who has been imprisoned by the Turkish state since 1999.
The convoy began at the Democratic Kurdish Community Centre in Kings Park, in the western suburbs, and made its way to the city centre, passing the NSW Parliament, before returning to its starting point.
"Across the world we are taking action apart of a global campaign to free Kurdish leader Öcalan," convoy participant and Socialist Alliance Senate candidate Rachel Evans told Green Left.
“He is the 21st Century equivalent of Nelson Mandela. We have to do this, we have to free him! We are calling on progressives around the world to help free Öcalan."
A Free Öcalan march is being planned on February 15, starting from Hyde Park North at 11.30am and proceeding to NSW Parliament, where it will be addressed by supportive politicians and others.