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Demo, riot and action against repression – fragments of an offensive weekend [Leipzig, Germany]

Leipzig. Germany. There has never really been any reason in the history of the FRG to believe that state repression is on a downward trend. Nevertheless, in recent years – and especially in the wake of the G20 summit – many have the impression that repression is increasing (not only in the FRG).

Image above: Windows clatter and you scream, people die and you remain silent…

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Report on the start of the Antifa Ost trial [Dresden, Germany]

Dresden. Germany. 08 September. 2021. We look back on a long and exhausting day. As early as 5:30 a.m., a bus from Leipzig left for the trial in Dresden, and by 7:30 a.m., about 80 people were already at the rally in front of the Dresden Higher Regional Court (OLG). Later, a bicycle demo joined them. In the course of the day, the rally grew to about 200 people. Many moving speeches were held, including a very moving one by Lina’s mother.

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Greeting words from Lina’s mother at the start of the trial on September 08, 2021 at the Dresden Higher Regional Court [Dresden, Germany]

Dresden. Germany. Greeting words from Lina’s mother at the rally at the start of the trial on 08.09.2021 at the Dresden Higher Regional Court (OLG).

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Militant pre-evening spontaneous demo against the §129-trial against Antifa Ost in Dresden [Germany]

Dresden. Germany. This evening (07.09.), a powerful and loud spontaneous demonstration moved through Dresden Neustadt to draw attention to tomorrow’s start of the trial against Lina E. and Antifa Ost at the Higher Regional Court (OLG) Dresden. More than 100 protesters took part, who wanted to show that although a few are sitting in the dock, this trial criminalizes necessary anti-fascist work of an entire movement. The charged group of anti-fascists are accused of being members of a terrorist organization according to §129 and of having carried out arson attacks and assaults against neo-Nazis. The defendant Lina E. has been held in pre-trial detention since November 2020, as the investigating authorities have used several cell phones and a small amount of cash in her apartment as evidence of an intention to flee.

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Leipzig, Germany: Freedom for Lina!

Leipzig, Germany has a neo-nazi problem. The International Violent Hate Crimes Research Project documented enough violent attacks by neo-nazis and the far right in that small city in 2020 to mark it as one of worst cities in Europe for right wing extremist violence. Obviously, this is a grave public safety emergency that most people would think the police would devote themselves to tackling.

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Attacks on Police in Solidarity with Arrested Anti-Fascist Lina in Leipzig, Germany

Leipzig. Germany. On November 5, 2020, the federal attorney general ordered a repressive operation against alleged anti-fascists in Leipzig. For one of them, the LKA cops had an arrest warrant ready with which they took her away and put her in pre-trial detention.

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