Live Blog #18M Global Action Day Against Racism, Fascism, Austerity & #EUTurkeyDeal

Good morning! Today we will report live from the #18m Global Action Day against racism, fascism, austerity and the EU-Turkey deal and from the counter protests against the fascist demo in Leipzig, Germany. You can send your pictures, videos, reports and analysis to enoughisenough@gmx.net or use our submit page: https://enoughisenough14.org/submit/  Click at the refresh button of your browser to get the latest information. You will find the updates at the bottom of the page.

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Written and edited by Enough is Enough

You can find the call for the Global Action Day against racism, fascism, austerity & the EU-Turkey deal here.

You can find the call for the counter protests against the fascist march in Leipzig, Germany here.

Map of #18M actions today:

Mobi Clip #18M Global Action Day Against Racism, Fascism, Austerity & #EUTurkeyDeal

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Mobi Clip for the counter protests against the fascist march in Leipzig, Germany

Warming-up: On March 17 NIKA actvists protested against the ESI office in Berlin . The ESI designed the #EUturkeyDeal which has its one year anniversary. NIKA stands for “Nationalismus Ist Keine Alternative” or in English: “Nationalism Is No Alternative”.

Here is a video of the action in Berlin (March 17, 2017):

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01:01am Leipzig, Germany: At 09:00pm last night cops declared big parts of Leipzig (including the Connewitz district) to “danger zone”. Since then cops are checking id’s and searching people.

01:09am Leipzig, Germany: Cops are confiscating dangerous weapons like stickers from people in the Connewitz district.

01:54am We will have some sleep now. It seems to be calm in Leipzig at the moment. We will be back in about 7 hours with our live coverage.

09:22am Good morning! We will continue out live coverage now.

09:24am Leipzig, Germany: Many cops in the city. Image from cops at “Deutsche National Bilbliothek”. Image by Twitter account @sasquine

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09:51am Leipzig, Germany: Phone number of the legal team (EA) for the counter protests in Leipzig is: 03412119313. Please only call when you saw somebody got arrested or when you are arrested. For general information please call the Info phone: 01753760675.

09:58am Leipzig, Germany. Several water canons in the city. Cops on horses also spotted. Image: Cops at Bayrischen Platz (Bavaria square) in Öeipzig. Image by Twitter account @krymlleipzig

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10:05am Leipzig, Germany: Cops have brought in heavy equipment today.  Image: Armoured vehicle and 2 water cannons in Leipzig this morning. vehicles and water cannons. Image by Twitter account: @flohbude

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10:06am Leipzig, Germany: About 250 people at the starting point of first counter protest against the fascist demo of Neo-Nazi party “Die Rechte” at Leuschnerplatz now.

10:08am Leipzig, Germany: 350 people at starting point of first counter protest against the fascist demo of Neo-Nazi party “Die Rechte” at Leuschnerplatz now.

10:10am Leipzig, Germany: Cops with fascists at Connewitzer Kreuz (Connewitz cross). Image by Twitter account @Lt_Aldo_Raine_

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10:28am Leipzig, Germany: Speech by Welcome2Stay about refugees rights, #18M and the EU Turkey Deal at gathering of counter protesters at Leuschnerplatz. Image by Twitter account @platznehmen

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10:36am Leipzig, Germany: Antifa counter demo at Leuschnerplatz started marching.

10:45am Leipzig, Germany: About 500 people now at first antifa counter demo today. Image by Twitter account @reneloch

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10:55am Leipzig, Germany: Antifa demo is growing. About 1000 people now. Image by Twitter account @strassenstriche. Cops detained a nazi that did the Hitler salute near to the antifa demo. 

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11:02am Leipzig, Germany: Image of the nazi provocating the antifa counter demo a few minutes ago. Cops immediately arrested the nazi. Image by Twitter account @johannesgrunert

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11:21am Leipzig, Germany. Many people at the first antifa counter demo against nazi demo at the moment. Image by Twitter account: @volksfahrraeder

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11:25am Leipzig, Germany: First activists started a small blockade at Strasse der 18. Oktober (Street of October 18th). Image by Twitter account @johannesgrunert

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11:39am Lesvos, Greece: #18M Demonstration against EU-Turkey deal is marching. (Video)

11:40 Leipzig, Germany: First small skirmishes at Landgericht (courthouse). Antifa activists tried to break through police lines to get on to the route of the nazi demo. Cops stopped them. Image by Twitter account @streetphotoSE

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11:50am Leipzig, Germany: Antifa demo arrived at final point of this demo. Many cops there to protect the demo of fascist party “Die Rechte”. Image by Twitter account @LupinoDotOrg

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11:55am Small group of antifa activists at Straße der 18. Oktober kettled by cops. People that were part of the sit-in blockade are also kettled. Activists first registered a gathering, which was laetr banned by cops. Image by Twitter account: @streetcoverage

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12:09am Lesvos, Greece: #18m Demonstration for refugee rights and against the EU Turkey deal is ongoing. Image by Twitter account @Refugees_Gr

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12:19am Leipzig, Germany: Between 250 and 300 nazis arrived at the starting point of the nazi demo. Image by Twitter account @RaphaelThelen

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12:21am Leipzig, Germany: Second IMSI-CATCHER from cops to spy on mobile phones. One is at Bayrischer Hof. Screenshot of anti IMSI-CATCHER app:

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12:36am Göttingen, Germany: Activists buid a symbolic wall to protest against fortress Europe, the EU Turkey deal and for the freedom of movement for all during #18m Global action day event. Images by Twitter account: @Welcome2Stay

12:54am Leipzig, Germany: There seem to be less nazis as we reported before. Maybe 200 now. Nazis are still at the starting point of their fascist demo. Image by Twitter account @FelixMSteiner

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01:04pm Leipzig, Germany: Detentions of antifa activists at Karli. Image by @TAG24ERZ

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01:11pm Leipzig, Germany: Nazis start marching now. Image by Twitter account @BoehmeMarco

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01:17pm Leipzig, Germany: Cops stopped nazi demo because some of the nazis are wearing masks. The fascists tweeted that 170 fascists joined their demo.

01:21pm Leipzig, Germany: Nazis are marching again.

01:22pm Thessaloniki, Greece: #18m: Demonstration against Fortress Europe and the EU Turkey deal in Thessaloniki (Video)

01:41pm Leipzig, Germany: Antifa counter protesters are pushing slowly towards Nazi demo. Image by Twitter account @GodCoder

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01:45pm Berlin, Germany: Protests against Fortress Europe, deportations and EU Turkey deal at the airport. Image by Twitter account:

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01:52pm Leipzig, Germany: Water canons park in front of antifa counter protesters. Image by Twitter account @jackpotblume

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#18M Cologne, Germany: Earlier today NIKA activists blocked the Deutzer bridge in Cologne. Banner reads Fight Fortress Europe!

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02:06pm Athens, Greece: #18m demo in Athens is about to start. Images (4) by Twitter account @dromografosNews

02:07pm Ancona, Italy: #18m protest at the airport in Ancona. Image by Twitter account @MeltingPotEU

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02:23pm Frankfurt a/M, Germany: 350 people protest against EU Turkey deal and deportations inside the airport. Image by Twitter account @MXPichl

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02:23pm Amsterdam, Netherlands: #18M Demo against EU Turkey Deal, deportations and borderclosures is marching. Image by Twitter account @twappelo

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02:41pm Leipzig, Germany: Nazis reach final point of their fascist demo. Many antifa counter protesters near the fascist demo.

03:10pm Leipzig, Germany: Nazis declared that their fascist demo has officially ended now.

03:20pm Frankfurt, Germany: #18m demo inside the airport is marching to terminal 2 inside the airport now. Image by Twitter account @noborder_ffm

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03:30pm Leipzig, Germany: Again and again agressive cops grab people out of the group of antifa counter protesters. Take care of yourself and the people around you!

03:31pm Frankfurt, Germany: #18m demo inside the airport now in front of Air Berlin. In Germany, Air Berlin is the most important flight company concerning charter deportations. Activists call to boycott Air Berlin. Images (4) by Twitter account @noborder_ffm

03:32pm Athens, Greece: Thousands joined the #18M demo. Images (4) by Twitter account @sol2refugees

04:01pm Leipzig, Germany: Leipzig: According to cops 14 antifa counter protesters detained until now. Cops say detainees threw stones & bottles. 

Tweet with video from the #18m demo in Athens, Greece:

04:10pm Athens, Greece: More than 10.000 people took the streets: “enough is enough – 1year EU-turkey deal of shame, indignity and deaths!” Images (4) by Twitter account @Welcome2Stay

04:15pm Athens, Greece: Video of the #18M demo in front of Greek parliament. Video by Twitter account

04:36pm Athens Greece #18M: Austrian embassy attacked with paint bombs. Austria was one of the EU member states which started with border closures for refugees. Image by Twitter account @dromografosNews

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Read report by No Borders Kitchen Lesvos about todays #18m demo on the Greek island: #Lesvos: Demonstration for freedom of movement and against the EU-Turkey Deal

There was also a #18m demo in Baden Baden, Germany against the summit of the G20 finance ministers today. Protesters called for civil disobidience and to come with YPG flags and other kurdish symbols. In Germany these symbols were banned earlier this week. Images (3) by Twitter Account @inter_linke

Images from the #18m demo in Thessaloniki, Greece earlier today (3)

Leipzig, Germany: Nazi attacked photo journo after nazi march in Leipzig earlier today. Video by Twitter account: @24mmjournalism

07:01pm Leipzig, Germany: Gathering at police headquarters demanding the release of antifa activists who were detained earlier today. Image by Twitter account @TAG24DD

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07:52pm Leipzig, Germany: All detained antifa activists were released again. 

We end our live coverage now. Thanks for reading.

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