About 20.000 people took the streets in Düsseldorf, Germany, against the new police law on Saturday. The resistance against the formation of the authoritarian state is growing across Germany. A report back.
The coalition “No to the new police law NRW” expect thousands of protesters on Saturday July 7, in Duesseldorf, Germany (capital of the German state North-Rhine Westphalia). People will protest against the planned new police law in North-Rhine Westphalia. However, police authorities are hampering the demonstration by over-expansive and disproportionate conditions. In an article in the daily newspaper Neues-Deutschland, Thomas Eberhardt-Köster, the person who registered the demo said: “A mass demonstration against the police law like in Munich will not be allowed to happen here.” The demonstration in Munich was peaceful.
Yesterday about people took the streets in Bielefeld and Bonn (both Germany) to protest against the new police law in the German state North-Rhine Westphalia. Many demonstrations and other actions take place at the moment. On July 7 there will be a big demo in Düsseldorf (July 7, 01:00pm – 13:00 – DGB Haus, Friedrich-Ebert-Straße 34-38, Düsseldor). Although the stat government announced that state parliament will not vote on the new police law until after the summer break, people are calling to come to Düsseldorf at July 7 anyway. Here is a call by the Anarchist Group Dortmund.
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.
No deportation to Afghanistan! Afghanistan is not safe!
On Tuesday, 23 January, people are to be deported from Düsseldorf Airport to Afghanistan, Kabul. We, as the Dusseldorf Alliance “Afghan outcry” in association with refugees of all backgrounds, their supporters and human rights activists, as well as numerous other initiatives and organizations from North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) condemn the planned deportation and demand the immediate suspension of all deportations to Afghanistan and the recognition of the need for protection of refugees from this area.
- Protests against collective deportation(s) at Dusseldorf Airport and at Dusseldorf main station
- Date: Tuesday, January 23, 2018
- Time: 4 pm in front of Dusseldorf main station (Hbf)
5 pm at Dusseldorf airport, passengers’ hall, Terminal B
- Further information; here (Warning Facebook link)
Dozens have been injured or detained as the German police attacked the Kurds joining a centralized march in Dusseldorf against AKP fascism and German state’s criminalization of Kurds and democrats.
German authorities have at least 3 deportation flights scheduled for the coming week. The planes will depart from Düsseldorf, Germany. Activists announced protests against the deportations. Meanwhile the Welcome United campaign started in its second week. Yesterday there was a demonstration in Bochum, while today the cops had nothing better to do as to observe the monthly Welcome To Wuppertal breakfast in a church (!!!) with several police vans and additional cops in civil clothes.
In Hamburg and Bern people took the streets yesterday in solidarity with NoG20 prisoners and people who got injured during last weeks NoG20 protests.
Image: Solidarity demo in Bern, Switzerland on July 15th.
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