Yesterday we reported about the raid by 100 masked and armed cops against the Guesthouse of Resistance in Wendland because of an YPJ / YPG banner. After the raid there was a spontaneous demonstration in the evening hours, where cops repressed people again.
Video and a short report about actions against gentrification in Berlin and Wuppertal, Germany.
Call of the “Alliance for Peace and Democracy in Afrin” at full length.
Shortly after 09:00am today the guesthouse of resistance in Meuchefitz (Wendland/ county of Lüchow-Dannenberg) was entered with a search warrant. The search warrant was issued on the second of February and was targetted against one accused. A group of one hundred masked cops with machine guns confiscated a banner that was hanging at the front of the building.
As Hambi Comrades have now been thrown into a jail for going on a month, not just in record numbers and for charges such as not identifying themselves and obstructing police for which all before were release pending trial.
On March 3 there will be a demonstration in solidarity with Afrin in Berlin. People from across Germany will come to Berlin and the difference with many other demonstrations in solidarity with Afrin is that many German organizations and initiatives are also calling for the demonstration. This comes after German police authorities again and again demonstrations in solidarity with Afrin and police authorities in Cologne even announced that they will ban all future demonstrations that are organized by the Kurdish NAV_DEM association. Immediately after the announcement by the police authorities in Cologne, Facebook started to censor postings on the NAV-DEM Facebook page.
In Germany police forces again repressed demonstrations of the Kurdish movement. Many people took the streets in several German cities yesterday to protest for the freedom of Abdullah Öcalan (who was captured on February 15, 1999) and in solidarity with Afrin. Cops in Hannover banned chants, banners and flags.
On Tuesday February 13th activists protested in front of arms manufacturer Northtrop Grumman Litef GmbH in Freiburg Germany.
This weekend a large scale celebration and mobilization took place in Zad. Several Thousands formed two marches, one through Zad and the second one through the surrounding villages, both of which joined in the center of Zad.
About 500 people marched in solidarity with Afrin in the city center of Wuppertal, Germany last night. Cops confiscated YPJ and YPG flags before the start of the demo and even wouldn’t allow 3 bags with the characters YPG (image above). Police authorities in Cologne will ban all demonstrations of the Kurdish association NAV-DEM.
Activists occupied the party offices of the Social Democratiy Party (SPD) in Hamburg yesterday. The activists hung up a banner at the front of the building with the text: “Blood on your hands!” Riot cops cleared the building, detaining two activists. German arms manufacturer Rheinmetall is pressing ahead another arms deal with the Turkish state. with For todays demonstration in solidarity with Afrin in Wuppertal, Germany police authorities banned all flags with Kurdish colours.
After the release of 5 people, the Hambi 9 are now Hambi 4. But it looks like the German state will keep the Hambi 4 people much longer. An update.