We got the information that the activists who participated in the embassy occupation were arrested by the police.
Amongst the ones arrested (15 according to the police) inside the embassy were Rex Osa from the VOICE Refugee Forum as well as activists of the Caravan for the Rights of refugees and migrants and activists of the protest tent. The police took away two cameras from the press team of the protestmarch/protestcamp and one tablet computer. One person was beaten. The arrested were taken to cells in Tempelhofer Damm. The had to undergo identity control. 10 of them are now together in one cell, others are being kept in single cells.
Police also brutalized the activists protesting outside the embassy building by using pepperspray. At least two were also arrested. Amongst them is Mbolo Yufanyi who was brutalized outside the embassy building. His arrest took place after he entered the building to meet the leader of the police group to denounce the police and come out again. He had to be treated in an ambulance car.
There was a spontaneous solidarity demonstration of more than 100 people from the Nigerian Embassy to Oranienplatz where the protest camp is. Police even went inside the demo in order to arrest people. There are still lots of police car around the protest camp at Oranienplatz at the moment. According to camp activists the number of persons arrested at the embassy protest and during the demonstration is 23 altogether.
To ask for more information and to protest the arrest, please phone:
Platz der Luftbrücke 6
Report by The VOICE Refugee Forum Jena