Hamburg. Germany. March 26, 2020. In the last few days we have received several reports from Hamburg and other cities that point out that the new rules on contact restriction and the associated increased police presence in public places, are a doorway for arbitrary and disproportionate police action, and discriminatory police checks. From our experiences – especially in the so-called ‘danger zones’ – we know that more powers for the police, limits rights for civil society. But these restrictionsbut do not affect everyone equally. Black people and People of Color, and homeless people, sex workers and other marginalized people were subject to discriminatory and harassing control practices and attacks by the police apparatus even before Corona.Continue reading #CopWatch #Hamburg: But who protects us from you?
On May 5 there was a gathering to commemorate WilliamTonou Mbobda in front of the W37 building of the University hospital Eppendorf (UKE) in Hamburg. Bobda died on April 26, after he was beaten up by UKE security personel on April 21. A reportback and podcast.Continue reading Gathering to commemorate #TonouMbobda in #Hamburg – A reportback
Call by Lampedusa in Hamburg for a demonstration on May 10 against the racist killing of late Tonou-Mbobda, who was killed by security officers at Hamburg University Hospital Eppendorf (UKE).Continue reading #Hamburg Calling: Justice for our brother William #TonouMbobda! It was murder!!
#LampedusaHH #Hamburg #Germany At October 25 a chimney in the Bleicherstr was occupied to send a signal against racism. The motto of the occupier is written clear in big characters: “No human is illegal!”
Yesterday, October 26, about 100 supporters came to the chimney after the demo which took place in the afternoon. After the police ordered people to determine a person who takes the responsibility and leads the gathering (this person has to register the demo ofcourse nobody did as we don’t need no leaders, remark by Enough is Enough) they started to clear the street. They enforced this with batons and pepperspray. Watercanons and armored vehicles were also ready to assist the riot cops. Continue reading #LampedusaHH #Hamburg #Germany: Chimney Bleicherstr occupied
Following article is based upon an article on Contra Info. We updated it with the actions that took place on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday afternoon (October 26).
Since the winter of 2012/2013, approximately 300 African refugees live in Hamburg. They managed to escape from Libya, migrated to Italy and then reached the German border. In May 2013 fighters of the group “Lampedusa in Hamburg,” recognized in Italy as refugees from the NATO-war in Libya, publicly stepped into action for the first time in Germany, in their struggle for free access to the labour market, housing, medical and social care, education and free choice of their residence within the European Union—legal rights which can always be granted, in contrast to the claims made by the Hamburg state minister of the Interior and the mayor. The Senate is only eager to provide temporary accommodation ahead of the cold winter if the refugees hand over their documents and agree to be deported. Recently, mayor Olaf Scholz of the SPD (Social Democratic Party of Germany) even stated that Hamburg have the most modern refugee-politics in the country… In this very moment—while the agony for the latest deaths of migrants on Italy’s southernmost island Lampedusa is still fresh—the Hamburg government has unleashed a large-scale police operation also against these refugees, who survived the war and the flight to Lampedusa some time ago.
Following article is based upon an article on Contra Info. We updated it with the actions that took place on Thursday.
The Hamburg Senate is responsible for racial profiling as part of a manhunt against Libyan refugees. It affects people who managed to get from Italy’s southernmost island Lampedusa to Hamburg, and are now facing state persecution. Governors have pushed the escalation to a higher level, and forced refugees to report themselves at authorities until Wednesday, October 16th. This step is in fact a preparation for their deportation, because the German law and the “Fortress Europe” treaty (the Dublin II Regulation, which the local authorities are able to put into place) do not allow them to stay in Germany.