Video and a short report about actions against gentrification in Berlin and Wuppertal, Germany.
About 500 people marched in solidarity with Afrin in the city center of Wuppertal, Germany last night. Cops confiscated YPJ and YPG flags before the start of the demo and even wouldn’t allow 3 bags with the characters YPG (image above). Police authorities in Cologne will ban all demonstrations of the Kurdish association NAV-DEM.
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.
After cops stopped and dissolved a demonstration in solidarity with Afrin in Cologne on January 27 and only allowed a stationary gathering on February 3 in Dortmund, they banned todays demonstrations in Cologne and Duisburg completely. In Duisburg at least 2 people were detained today. All these authoritarian and repressive measures took place in the German state North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW). On Tuesday there will be another demo in solidarity with Afrin in NRW, this time in Wuppertal (February 13, 18:00, in front of the City-Arkaden).
The cops expected between 200 and 300 people at yesterdays demonstration against the Turkish military aggression in Afrin (Rojava), but 1000 people joined the demonstration in Wuppertal, Germany. Among the 4 arrested people on a solidarity with Afrin demo in Hannover, Germany today were 2 minors. On Saturday there will be similar demo in Cologne. According to German mainstream media reports, organizers expect 20.000 people. Anarchists are calling for an anti-authoritarian block on Saturdays demonstration in Cologne. Anarchists in Afrin, Rojava need financial support for food. They started a fundraiser (link in the aricle).
Image: Demonstration in solidarity with Afrin in Wuppertal, Germany last night. Image by Straszenkultur.
Welcome to Wuppertal (Germany) is organizing a monthly breakfast for 3 years now. Since then a lot has happened. There is an increase of deportations and the European borders are closed again. Welcome to Wuppertal (W2Wtal) needs us and we need this important iniative. Three years w2wtal breakfast at Café ADA: Sunday, January 21st, 11 a. m., Wiesenstraße 6 in Wuppertal-Elberfeld (Germany).
As we are approaching the date that some of the Enough team will join the Cars of Hope collective to travel to Lesvos, Greece, more and more solidarity activities are taking place in Wuppertal, Germany. Today activists went to the university in Wuppertal to discuss the situation of refugees on the Greek islands. Many students supported the demand for the freedom of movement for all people and to open the islands.
People of the Cars of Hope collective will travel to Lesvos, Greece on December 17 to support refugees on the Greek island. Some of the Enough is Enough team will join them. Yesterday members of the collective organised an event in Wuppertal, Germany to provide information about the situation of refugees on Lesvos and other Greek islands. People also showed solidarity and demanded to #OpenTheIslands.
On December 17th Cars of Hope activists from Wuppertal (Germany) and surrounding cities will head off to Greece to support refugees. Some of the Enough is Enough team will join them. The central work will take place on Lesvos. Part of the group will stay until mid-January 2018. Misery is even harder during the cold season, several people suffered a painful death due to extreme temperatures last year. And the supply situation remains more than poorly: refugees staying in Moria Camp are served food only once a day. With a capacity of 2000 people, Moria Camp is currently facing the challenge of supplying up to 5000. Other refugees live in one of two additional camps or are completely on their own.
A small but determined spontaneous demo marched through Neumünster, Germany last night to commemorate Alexis Grigoropoulis and to protest against police violence. There were also actions and demonstrations in other German cities like Wuppertal and Berlin.
July 8: 01:00pm (13:00) Manifestation
02:00pm (14:00) Demonstration
In front of the Wuppertal-Oberbarmen train station- Wuppertal Oberbarmen
Invitation to a meeting for planning and organization on July 13 in Wuppertal, Germany. People who are active with and for refugees and new inhabitants of Wuppertal met on June 16 to talk about a local contribution to the days of action of the nationwide campaign “We’ll come United”. From September 2 onwards, various actions and activities for the second anniversary of the “Summer of Migration 2015” will influence the public discussion before the Bundestag elections. The “We’ll Come United“ days of action will end with a large demonstration/ parade one week before the elections in Berlin.