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Video Solidarity with #Afrin: Action Against Arms Manufacturer Northrop Grumman Litef GmbH in #Freiburg, #Germany

On Tuesday February 13th activists protested in front of arms manufacturer Northtrop Grumman Litef GmbH in Freiburg Germany.

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Solidarity with Afrin: Action Against Arms Manufacturer Northrop Grumman Litef GmbH in Freiburg, Germany

On Tuesday February 13th activists protested in front of arms manufacturer Northtrop Grumman Litef GmbH in Freiburg Germany.

About 40 people went to the gates of Litef. A self-made tank was symbolically burned in front of the gates. Litef produces navigation systems for tanks and has an annual turnover of more than 100 million Euro. It is the fourth biggest arms exporter in the world.

The German arms industry supplies dictatorial and fascist regimes, like Erdogan’s AKP government, with the latest weapon systems. They are being used to suppress their own population and now to fight, together with jihadist groups, against the democratic project in Afrin. The activists in Freiburg demanded the immediate stop of military support for te Turkish regime and the end of the production of arms.

The activists also stated that they will continue to resist as long as the German government supports the Turkish war against Afrin and continues to criminalize the Kurdish movement in Germany. The protests in Freiburg targetted against the production and export of arms of Germany, but also against the criminalization of Kurdish and leftwing movements in Germany. People are being criminalized in Germany with bans on flags and symbols, bullying of association laws and the right of assembly, but also with prosecution after being classified as a “terrorist” group. 

Freiburg 13.02.2018 – Aktion gegen Rüstungsunternehmen from biji ypg on Vimeo.

 

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