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Human Rights Day: Give back the Mobiles! Right to come, right to go, right to stay!

During our rally against Lager in Eisenhüttenstadt on the International Day against Violence against Women on 25.11., many reported, that their mobiles had been taken away by german police when crossing the german/polish border in Frankfurt Oder. Refugees – also families with small children – arriving in Frankfurt Oder are send, also in the late afternoon, to a Camp somewhere far away in Germany. Some had to go without a mobile. Taking away their mobiles is a an incomprehensible encroachment on fundamental rights. Flight is not a crime.

So we decided to make a spotanous action on the german/polish border. We wanted to show solidarity with the refugees crossing borders. Accompanied by our friends from Haus des Wandels, Seebrücke, Konvoi Potsdam and other supporters. We stood on the bridge between Frankfurt Oder and Slubice and demanded: Open Borders!

Today we celebrate the Human Rights Day. On December 10, 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In it: the right to asylum.

But who was sitting at the table discussing the definition of a refugee?! Only the Colonial Powers and the very few decolonized countries like India and Pakistan. So this definition was built to exclude us from asylum or give us away to over-exploitation as illegalized.

This is why, on the Human Rights Day, we condemn:

  • the racism, refugees have to face on their way to and in Europe
  • the deadly fortress Europe from Belarus to Libya

We demand:

  • to the German police in Brandenburg and Sachsen: Stop taking the mobiles from refugees! Give them back!
  • justice for the human rights violations happening at the Borders
  • Right to come, right to go, right to stay!

We call for solidarity from the communities on the flight-routes with those who are on the run.

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