The women celebrating the 8 March on the streets of Turkey’s south-eastern province of Diyarbakır (Amed) shared their messages for the upcoming Newroz, a Kurdish New Year’s celebration which also marks the beginning of spring and which has been also accepted as a symbolic day for the Kurdish people as a day of resistance against oppression.
Newroz, celebrated on the 21 March, is not only celebrated as the Kurdish New Year, and the arrival of spring, but has also become known as a symbolic day for the Kurdish people that represents their struggle against occupation and their resistance against the attacks that they have been facing for decades.
As the 21 March approaches, millions of people are expected to take to the streets for the Newroz celebrations and protests.
The women from Diyarbakır who participated in the 8 March protests have stated that they are already ready for Newroz. They called for strong participation for Newroz and called on the supporters of peace and freedom to take to the streets on the 21 March to celebrate the Newroz.