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1500 People Took The Streets of #Dessau, #Germany to Commemorate #OuryJalloh

On Saturday more than 1500 people took the streets of Dessau, Germany to commemorate Oury Yalloh, who was burned alive in his prison cell on January 7th, 2005.

Written by Riot Turtle for Enough is Enough.

Yesterdays demonstration took place on the 12th anniversary of the day Oury Jalloh died. Oury Jalloh was arrested by Dessau police on January 7th, 2005 for no reason. Jalloh was incarcerated in ceramic tiled holding cell #5 where cops shackled him hand and foot to a mattress.

Unable to move, Oury Jalloh was burned to death. From the beginning, the German.”state of law”reversed the roles of perpetrator and victim, acting against all known facts and up to the highest judicial autgorities, they rubber stamped the un-proven thesis that Oury Jalloh burned himself to death.

12 years have gone since Oury Jalloh’s life was taken, the perpetrators are still being protected by manipulation, tampering of evidence, and such an unbelievable ignorance of the barrage of obvious evidence, that it defies logic. The family and the victim are mocked, and responsibility and justice are still being denied. The German state tries to silence those who fight to clarify the murder of Oury Jalloh with massive repression. 

Video from 2015: Institutional Racism in the State Organs (English & German):

In the summary of „Method critical statement of the fire test by Dr. Kurt Zollinger“ written by Ian Peck on the second of December 2016, Mr Peck wrote: “In an incident involving the death of a human being the wishes of the deceased family and friends ought to be given the highest respect and consideration by the state. In essence the state ought to work for the deceased family and therefore an open and honest examination of the known facts of the case and all hypotheses of how the fire started ought to be carried out and fully explored so that the family and friends can, as far as possible reasonably understand how the deceased died. In the case of Mr Jalloh’s death in police custody, it is our view that the examination of the evidence from the outset has been flawed. The withholding of information regarding the small scale burns, the scientific method, the materials used and the technical and analytical data further enhances this opinion. Perhaps if a more open and honest approach was taken to the examination of the evidence in the death of Mr Jalloh thena more reasoned explanation could be found. At present no meaningful conclusions can be drawn from the results of the test burn as the conditions inside cell 5 at the time of the fire in January 2005 were not replicated. It is our view given the large numbers of variables that the results are invalid.”

Mr. Peck’s summary ended with:”Even though the variables have been changed in what appears to be an effort to provide the maximum fire damage in the test cell, such as having a flow of air in the room and cutting various parts of the mattress, the resultant fire damage did not replicate the damage in cell 5. Therefore assuming this fire was started by the application of a flame to some exposed mattress foam then it does not provide the full answer as to how the fire was started in cell 5. Given this result the introduction of an ignitable liquid onto the mattress must now be considered.”

Yesterdays demonstration was a strong signal to all state authorities that racist murders by state officials will not be forgotten.

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#J20 #J21 European ENF Fascists Will Come To #Koblenz: #Antifa Announced Counter Protests

​The fascist ENF (Europe of Nations and Freedom) group, the fascist group in European Parliament, will organise an event in Koblenz, Germany on January 21. Antifa groups announced counter protests.

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The ENF group in European parliament consists of 39 MEP’s from the National Front (FN, France), Freedom Party of Austria (FPÖ, Austria), Flemish Interest (VB, Belgium), Alternative For Germany (AFD, Germany), Northern League (LN, Italy), Party For Freedom (PVV, Netherlands), Congress for the New Right (KNP, Poland) and 2 independent members from Romania and the UK. 

Marcus Pretzell MEP for German AFD is pushing the cooperation between European fascists. According to German daily newspaper “Rhein-Zeitung” up to 1000 people will attend the ENF event on January 21 in the Rhein-Mosel-Halle in Koblenz, Germany. Apart from Pretzell, FN leader Marine Le Pen will likely also speak at the fascist event.

One year ago AFD’s Pretzell organised a similar event in Düsseldorf, Germany. During last years event an alliance between German AFD and Austrian FPÖ was agreed upon, called the “blue alliance”. One of the goals of the event on January 21 could be a similar alliance between the AFD and the French FN. 

Counter protests

Antifa groups are mobilising for counter protests in Koblenz. On the day anti-fascists in the US take the streets to disrupt Donald Trump’s inauguration, January 20th, there will be a pre-demo in Koblenz. Antifa groups will turn on the bass during this demo to “base the fascists out!” This demo will start at 07:00pm (CET) at Koblenz main train station (Hbf).

The Antifa Koblenz ask people to come already at January 20th, so people can start fresh and early with counter protests at January 21th. If you need a place to sleep or if you have logistical questions please write an email to Antifa Koblenz:  antifa-koblenz@riseup.net. Dont forget to write how much sleeping places are needed.

Here you will find the PGP key of the email adress above.

No Pasaran for European Fascists! 

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#NoAFD Federal Party Convent of Fascist AFD: #Maritim Hotel Deletes Criticizing Comments

The Facebook page administrators of the Maritim hotel in Cologne, Germany have a lot of work ahead of them these days. After it was announced that the next federal party convent of the German fascist AFD party will take place on April 22nd and 23th in the Maritim hotel at Heumarkt in Cologne, many people from Cologne and hotel guests complained on the Facebook page of the hotel.

Originally posted by Köln gegen Rechts, edited and translated by Riot Turtle  for Enough is Enough.

In many postings, people expressed their lack of understanding of why the Cologne Maritim hotel will host the federal party convent of the racist AFD party.

Many business customers announced they will not come to the Maritim hotel anymore. There were several comments on the Maritim Cologne Facebook page that there are many CSD and carnival events taking place in the hotel. People wrote that these events are a blatant contrast to the AFD party convent.

The management of the Cologne Maritim hotel do not answer the critical comments on their Facebook page. Instead they have the administrators delete these comments. But new criticizing comments are posted over and over again.

Similar critical comments were also posted on hotel rating websites, some of the comments were blocked by the Maritim hotel. We assume that many foreign guests of the Maritim hotel will not like the xenophobic bating of the AFD. We will try to find out what they think of the fact that the AFD can spread their propaganda from the Maritim hotel in Cologne.

The Maritim hotel chain, headquartered in Bad Salzuflen, Germany, has hosted many AFD events like party convents, election parties and discussions about the party program in the past years.

There were AFD events in the Maritim hotels in Bremen, Stuttgart, Berlin, Gelsenkirchen, Lübeck, Braunlage but also in Cologne. A simple Google search brought several hits. The Maritim hotel management did not react and has rejected protests against the hosting of AFD events in their hotels.

We are curious how long the management of Maritim will ignore these kind of protests.

We hope that many people will continue to express theis displeasure about the decision of the Maritim hotel to host the AFD federal party convent.

They can do this at the following adresses:

Website Maritim Hotel Cologne

Facebook page Maritim hotel Cologne

Hotel ranking websites:

Tripadvisor

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https://www.holidaycheck.de/hr/bewertungen-maritim-hotel-koeln/b8547484-f463-32e2-9a44-3afe16f1ab87

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https://www.kununu.com/de/bewerten

 http://www.eventim.de/maritim-hotel-koeln-bewertungen.html?affiliate=TUG&doc=venuePage%2FreviewForm&fun=venue&action=reviews&showReviewForm=yes&venueGroupId=4926&scrollToAnchor=reportTable

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