On Saturday german cops once again showed their ugly face. Riot cops, flood lights, a helicopter in the air. In a park in Hamburg. For months now cops are attacking youths in parks and neighbourhoods, major parts of the left react with a deafening silence. In this scenario nobody should be surprised that the cops went after people after one of the most innocent demos that I ever went to: the Osterhoplz Bleibt demo in Wuppertal on June 12. The state doesn’t need actions in self-defense to protect a demo as justification for repression. The fact that the forest occupation in Osterholz and other actions for the forest are putting more and more pressure on municipal and state authorities is reason enough for the state to react with repression. On Saturday the cops didn’t only went after youths in Hamburg. In Düsseldorf the cops attacked a demonstration against the new state (anti) assembly law. The outrage was huge after the police attacks in Düsseldorf, that was perhaps the real surprise for me. Police violence is nothing unusual, the repressive state forces are structurally violent. Ask the surplus proletarian youths in your city. They know violent police practices like racial profiling, deportations and general harassment too well. People get beaten up by cops regurlarly. Düsseldorf was not an exception, it was business as usual.Continue reading Police violence during demo against new state assembly law in Düsseldorf: Business as usual [Germany]
Duesseldorf. Germany. On March 9, 2021, an intervention in solidarity with Dimtris Koufontinas took place in front of the Greek Consulate.Continue reading Intervention in solidarity with Dimtris Koufontinas at the Greek consulate in Duesseldorf, Germany
Düsseldorf. Germany. Parallel to the solidarity demonstration (27.02.2021) at Kottbusser Tor in Berlin, 2 banners were hung up at the back exit of the Düsseldorf main station in front of the Greek consulate in hunger and thirst strike of Dimitris Koufontinason the same day in solidarity with the hunger and thirst strike of Dimitris Koufontinas.Continue reading Banner action in front of Greek consulate in Düsseldorf, Germany – Solidarity with D. Koufontinas
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.