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Video & report: 500 people marched through #Dortmund on #Newroz

About 500 people took part in a demonstration of the alliance “Solidarity wirh Afrin Dortmund” on March 21. It was one of the biggest mobilizations in Dortmund, Germany since the start of the attacks by the Turkish regime against Afrin.

Originally published by Anarchistische Gruppe Dortmund. Translated by Enough is Enough.

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.

Video & report: 500 people marched through Dortmund on Newroz

About 500 people took part in a demonstration of the alliance “Solidarity wirh Afrin Dortmund” on March 21. It was one of the biggest mobilizations in Dortmund, Germany since the start of the attacks by the Turkish regime against Afrin.

Video: 500 Menschen demonstrieren am Newroz durch Dortmund from AFRR on Vimeo.

The cops relatively backed off although they, of course, played with their muscles like on any demo that anything to do with the Kurdish issue. The cops checked flags before the demo and deployed a squat on horses which accompanied us all the time. The cops also filmed us with a camera van and hand-held cameras. Together with our friends of the Autonome Antifa 170, we, the Anarchistische Gruppe Dortmund (Anarchist Group Dortmund) tried to mobilize the anti-authoritarian spectrum. In this short time and in the middle of the week we succeeded pretty well.

Generally it was the biggest participation of the “German” radical left and anarchists in Dortmund since the attacks against Afrin started. On the verge of the demo there were some isolated provocations by Grey Wolves (Turkish fascists, EiE), which you can see on the video and on the images (below). The route took us from the Reinoldikirche (church, EiE) to the big Kurdish center at the Bornstraße, where we spend the night together with a big Newroz fire, a lot of food and a cultural program. Of course we also danced together. Because we don’ dance a lot in our scene, apart maybe from electro parties and punk concerts, it was even more beautiful that we found ourselves dancing the GovendaKÎ together, which was a succesful and great end of the day.

Although we are very happy about the beautiful Newroz celebration and our succesful mobilization, our thougts are with the people in Afrin. The people in Afrin are suffering the barbarism of islamists and fascists. Our thoughts are also with our anarchist comrades who died in the struggle: Anna Campbell, Michael Israel, Haukur Hilmarsson and all others!

Nothing is over, everything continues – Fight islamism!

Note: This first video is part of a series of videos. In the future we will produce exiting videos every now and then! The great speech in the video is from comrades of the Autonomen Antifa 170.


afrinlongarmRead also: Solidarity Action for #Afrin: #Antifa Enternasyonal T-Shirts – Profits go to Heyva Sor

 

 

 

 


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