Belgrade. Serbia. March 8. A white supremacist, anti-refugee rally in Belgrade on Sunday had it all: the motto “You will not replace us”.Continue reading White Supremacist Rally Against Migrants in #Belgrade, #Serbia
Bosnia and Herzegovina — According to several statements and different local sources, on Tuesday night of this week, there was an attack by so-far unidentified, reportedly local, individuals against a dozen people staying in one of the secluded squats in the Velika Kladuša area, in northern Bosnia and Herzegovina . The boys, who were preparing to go to bed, also reported that they were shouted at, and following that several gunshots were fired at the shabby wooden shack where they were staying.Continue reading #Bosnia & #Serbia: Unprotected, attacked and shot at across the Balkan Route
The owners of the Belgrade Maksim Caffe Lounge Bar are currently receiving threats from the Serbian police as well as Turkish authorities to close down the café due to its alleged perpetuation of ‘terrorist activities’.Continue reading #Turkey’s ‘purge’ spreads to #Serbia as police threatens a Kurdish owned café
Antifascist solidarity with Afrin and Rojava, 19. march Belgrade, Serbia. Video and statement.
Many independent volunteers work with refugees on the Balkan route, but people are also working with refugees in Germany, Italy, France and other European countries. Many independent volunteers understand their work with refugees as a political act, but others don’t. A plea why independent volunteers should understand their work as a political act.
Image: Graffiti on one of the squatted barracks in Belgrade. The barracks were evicted yesterday.
Serbian authorities evicted the barracks behind the main train station of Belgrade today. During the eviction offcials of the commisariate sprayed insecticides in the barracks at a time as many refugees were still inside.
Image by BelgrAid Facebook page
We are still in Belgrade. One of us joined the Cars Of Hope Wuppertal team, who are working with refugees and support the Soul Welders projects in the Serbian capital. Another short impression from Belgrade.
One of us joined Cars Of Hope Wuppertal in Belgrade. We are working with refugees there.
Image: The Soul Welders shower truck.
Last month we spoke with René from Cars of Hope Wuppertal about his work with refugees on the Balkanroute. René told us that he worked together with Soul Food Kitchen in Thessaloniki (Greece) and Soul Welders in Belgrade (Serbia). Today we publish an interview with the “Irish Pirate” from Dunkirk, Dylan about the work of Soul Welders with refugees in Belgrade.
Dylan of the Soul Welders crew in Belgrade (Image by Are You Syrious)
Cars of Hope is a group from Wuppertal, Germany that works with refugees along the so called “Balkan route”. After more borders were closed in Europe, and the implementation of the EU/Turkey deal, a lot of things have changed. An interview with Cars of Hope activist René Schuijlenburg.