Refugee camp in Dresden attacked by Pegida! The Struggle continues!

By clandestina

On the 28th of February, right after a big antiracist protest march, refugee activists, helped by German supporters, occupied the central square in front of the Frauenkirche in Dresden and set up a protest camp.

During yesterday’s Pegida march around 150 militant neo-Nazis attacked the refugee protest camp.

They were struck back by police.

Cops, however, are certainly not on our side. Comrades who support and guard the protest camp reported constant harassment: the camp is encircled by cops, whoever wants to enter is identified, people who leave the encirclement to go to the toilet are refused to enter again…

This morning the refugees were obliged to remove their tents. They are decided to continue their struggle, though, and declared that they would remain in the square until 25 March.
As for their demands: (English)

  • equal democratic rights not just the same duties
  • no criminalisation of refugees
  • all family members and relatives should be allowed to live together
  • more rapid processing of accepting our applications for asylum
  • accommodation in suitable quarters – apartments instead of camps
  • better integration through German courses from the very start
  • the right to work from the very start
  • abolition of compulsory residence for all refugees
  • equal treatment of all refugees
  • No deportations …read more

    From:: Clandestine