Around 100 Kurds took part in a demonstration in Berlin. They showed solidarity with various Kurdish activists and politicians, including HDP member of parliament Leyla Güven, who went on an unlimited hunger strike in November last year.

However, the train stopped after about 150 meters, after the police prohibited a banner on which the portrait of PKK leader Abdullah Öcalan could be seen.

Background is a hunger strike of hundreds of Kurdish prisoners to improve the prison conditions of Abdullah Öcalan. The Turkish government is accused of keeping him in solitary confinement and of denying him visits. The hunger strike began in November last year, and some prisoners are said to be in critical health.