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Protest against nightly deportation in Erfurt

Protest against deportation in Erfurt

Protest against deportation in Erfurt

Press Release 16.12.2015 the voice forum

german translation below

On the 16th December between 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. 20 people protested against yet another mass deportation from Thuring in Magdeburger Allee in Erfurt. Once again several families from Serbia and Croatia have been deported. The protesters started a sit-in in order to prevent the departure of a police vehicle, in which a family that was meant to be deported to Serbia was sitting.

The blockade failed because it was violently disbanded by the police.Therefore, the deportation could not be stopped, but the protesters voiced their critisism and their anger via banners and chants. In particular they demanded a right to stay for Romani people.

More than 90% of the refugees from the so-called „safe countries of origin“ in South-Eastern Europe belong to the minority of the Romani people. There they are heavily discriminated against, a fact that the German state does not recognize to be a valid reason to flee. Although their existence is threatened in these countries, they were yet again forcefully deported by the German police today.

The police partly took rough action against the people participating in the sit-in. Some protesters were slightly injured.

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http://breakdeportation.blogsport.de/2015/12/17/protest-against-nightly-deportation-in-erfurt/

Pressemitteilung: 16.12.2015 the voice forum

Protest gegen nächtliche Sammelabschiebung in Erfurt

In der Nacht vom 15.12. zum 16.12. protestierten in Erfurt zwischen 4 Uhr und 5:30 Uhr etwa 20 Menschen in der Magdeburger Allee gegen eine weitere Sammelabschiebung aus Thüringen. Erneut wurden mehrere Familien nach Serbien und Kroatien abgeschoben. Die Protestierenden versuchten durch eine Sitzblockade die Abfahrt eines Polizeifahrzeugs zu
verhindern. Darin befand sich eine Familie, die nach Serbien abgeschoben werden sollte.

Der Blockade scheiterte, da sie von den anwesenden Polizist*innen gewaltsam aufgelöst wurde. Somit konnte die Abschiebung nicht verhindert werden, jedoch zeigten die Protestierenden ihre Wut und Kritik an Abschiebungen mittels Sprechchören und Transparenten. Insbesondere forderten sie ein Bleiberecht für geflüchtete Rrom*nja.

Über 90% der Geflüchteten aus den sog. „sicheren Herkunftsstaaten“ in Südosteuropa gehören der Minderheit der Rrom*nja an. Sie werden dort massiv diskriminiert, was jedoch vom deutschen Staat nicht als Fluchtgrund anerkannt wird. Obwohl Rrom*nja in diesen Ländern in ihrer Existenz bedroht sind, wurden sie auch heute wieder von der deutschen Polizei gewaltsam dorthin zurück gebracht.

Die Polizei ging teilweise sehr rabiat gegen die Menschen in der Sitzblockade vor. Mehrere Protestierende wurden leicht verletzt.

Für Rückfragen stehen wir Ihnen unter zur Verfügung.

http://breakdeportation.blogsport.de/


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