PRENZLAU: Protest against racist attacks of Refugees
13th of April 2013 – BREAK ISOLATION Solidarity Act Demonstration and
visit in Prenzlau.
After repeated reports of refugees from the city of Prenzlau 100km north
of Berlin about Nazi attacks we decided to hold a solidarity visit and
demonstration to support public protest on April 13th. The refugees had
been reported about repeated attacks of Nazis against them on their ways
outside of the lager in town. Police was informed in every case but
never proved to be able to get hold of the perpetrators. Complaints of
the refugees were answered with the advice not to leave the lager if not
Like most of refugee isolation lagers the lager site is right at the rim
of the city in order to isolate them as much as possible — long ways to
shopping facilities, authorities and public transport included. In case
of violence against them the police does not even feel any shame about
holding the victims of this violence responsible themselves going as far
as blaming them for leaving the lager that has been established as to
make them invisible for the public — this racist attitude, which holds
the victims responsible for the atrocities committed against them is a
very common phenomenon with German authorities.
On our arrival the care taker and the manager of the lager tried to not
allow us on the grounds, as they usually try in order to keep up
isolation standards as high as possible. But our solidarity was stronger
than their embarrassing argumentation about „private grounds“ and
„exercise of property rights“. How can those racist „managers“ seriously
assume that human beings can be „privatized“ in the frame of serving a
public interest? So we shouted out loud and mobilized the refugees of
the place to be part of the protest. About 50 people gathered that way
as a demonstration from the outskirts of Prenzlau right to the city
council in the center of town…loudly protesting, informing the public
about the dangerous situation for refugees in their city in special and
on isolation and violation of basic human rights in Germany in general.
This event was a strong signal to the authorities that we as refugees
are not willing to take violation of our rights and health by silent
suffering. Our solidarity in the struggles against criminal state law
authorities and for the acceptance of our status as human beings by
granting basic human rights to us can never be undermined by illegal
racist argumentation of those who earn their living with mistreating
refugees or any form of police repression.
SOLIDARITY IS OUR WEAPON !
HUMAN RIGHTS DO NOT KNOW DIFFERENCES !
BREAK THE ISOLATION OF REFUGEES AGAINST RACIST GERMAN STATE POLICIES !