Pressrelease: 6th day of the refugee hungerstrike at Oranienplatz (14th April 2014)

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Today is the 6th day, that we, four refugee activists from Oranienplatz, are on hungerstrike.

We started this hungerstrike to show our solidarity with our comrades who were resisting against the eviction of our protest camp at Oranienplatz on a tree and were denied food by the authorities. Oranienplatz is well known to be a major symbol and center for the political fight against the racist and colonialist asylum policy in Germany and Europe. We started our hungerstrike with three demands: 1) the re-establishment of the info-point and a big tent for our assemblies at Oranienplatz. 2) the acknowledgement of the school in Ohlauerstr. as a self-organized political center of refugees 3) residency permission for all refugee activists who have participated in our protest at Oranienplatz Over the last days we have been facing heavy rain and cold. Also police are putting repression against our legitimate protest by not allowing sleeping bags, plastic covers against the rain and new things can only be brought, when something is taken away. We highly condemn this practice of denying us the human right to gather and protest peacefully which we should be guaranteed according to article 21 of the human rights declaration. On Saturday …read more

From: Berlin