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#Nürnberg: Cops Attacked Students Who Tried To Stop a Deportation

In Nürnberg, Germany cops attacked school kids who tried to prevent a deportation after cops dragged a 20 year old Afghan student out of their school.


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Note: Enough is Enough is not organizing any of these events, we are publishing this text for people across the US and Europe to be able to see what is going on and for documentation only.

UPDATE May 31, 09:29pm: Afghan refugee that was arrested today was released again and is still in Nürnberg. Lot of critisism of police violence in German mainstream media.

This morning cops arrested a 20 year old Afghan refugee in his classroom in a school in Nürnberg, Germany. The refugee was arrested to deport him to Afghanistan this evening. Other students tried to prevent the deportation by blocking a police car that cops wanted to use to carry out their inhuman action. 

Cops dragged the refugee (image gallery below) to a police car and about 20 students followed the car and again and again blocked the car. More and more students joined the protest and after a while there were about 300 people who tried to prevent the deportation. After cops attacked the students with batons, dogs and pepperspray the situation escalated. According to police authorities 9 cops were injured, one of the cops lost a tooth during the police operation.

After cops managed to transport the Afghan refugee to the police station, students started a spontanious demo to the municipal immigration office in Nürnberg in the German state of Bavaria.

After todays bomb attack in the capital of the “safe country” (according to the German federal government) Afghanistan, tonights deportation flights were cancelled. According to government sources the German embassy in Kabul is severely damaged and therefore cannot organise the deportation tonight. But the German government already announced that they will continue to deport people back to Afghanistan in the coming months.

The men and women in uniform have proven one more time that they are not our friends and they are not there to help people. Being a cop is not just a job. Being a cop is being willing to carry out inhuman orders, being willing to send people back to a warzone. We have to organise ourselves better to prevent as much deportations as possible. As states dont hesitate to send people back into warzones we have to defend ourselves against state violence with all possible means!

Tomorrow there will be another gathering in Munich at the Bavaria state ministery for education. The gathering starts at 06:00pm at the “Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst”, Salvatorstraße 2 in Munich, Germany.

The “Welcome United” coalition is calling for 2 weeks of actions in September. Enough is Enough signed the call, but the students in Nürnberg showed we can resist against deportations every day.

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  1. […] against the policies of EU member states against people who are seeking refuge is growing. In Nürnberg (Germany) students resisted against the deportation of a fellow student to the warzone Afghanistan […]

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