Deutsch: Flüchtlingsprotest und Solidaritäts-Demonstration in Gotha zusammen mit The VOICE Refugee Forum
Refugee Protest and Solidarity in Gotha together with The VOICE Refugee Forum
Saturday, 10.08.2019 Gotha Train Station
10 am | RBB Solidarity Installation
2 pm | Rally
3 pm | DEMONSTRATION
Refugee Protest in Gotha: There will be Refugee Black Box
Installation – Paint it Black! before the Demonstration on Saturday,
August 10th, 2019 | 10 am
RBB Performance Gyration | Music and Cultural Programm till the end.
STOP THE TERROR OF DEPORTATIONS – BREAK THE ISOLATION!!
We Nigerians, refugees from Gotha, together with activists from The
VOICE Refugee Forum are calling for your solidarity. We live here in the
refugee lager in Gotha and are witnessing how our brothers and sisters
are being deported at nighttime.
Most of us have a long journey to escape the horror that we have
experienced. On our way, we survived the desert and the Mediterranean
sea. Some of us survived as well the streets of Italy, where we looked
for a small shelter to protect ourselves and children from the rain and
cold winds. Now, we do not sleep because every night the police might
come and deport us back to Nigeria or any other country. Our lives are
dominated by the permanent fear that the German government is putting on
us and our children.
This fear has increased since last year we heard that the Nigerian
and German governments are talking to deport up to 30.000 Nigerian
brothers and sisters from Germany. They are selling and pushing us
without asking how and where we would like to live. They ignore our
wishes to live a life in peace, security and dignity. We have not fled
to here to live in an isolation camp in Thuringia. We want to shape our
future and that of our children.
We cannot accept how we are pushed from one to another country and how
our lives are endangered. We cannot accept how unsafe countries and
societies are labeled safe and refugees are sent back there, as it is done for refugees from Afghanistan.
We call for a parade and demonstration with Refugee Black Box Installation and Performance here in Gotha. With our presence we show what the bureaucrats in both, the German and Nigerian, governments are doing: They destroy our lives. Since 2011 both governments have strengthened their cooperation. One of the main areas is migration. On the one side the people are biometrically captured by technology provided by Germany and on the other side Nigerian refugees are deported from Germany. The award for every deported refugee is economical contracts and money that is fed to a corrupt regime.
We call for other refugees to solidarize and build a common struggle against the inhuman attacks on us. The new laws are further cutting the minimum rights we had. We have no other opportunity than to stand up for our dignity and those of our children.
We ask all other refugees to build their own Refugee Black Boxes and
installations to show the communities’ networks of solidarity. Let us
know how you see the deportations and the isolation that you are forced
to live in.
We call on all progressive activists, friends and sympathizers,
refugees and non-refugees to join us in launching our campaign against
deportation of Nigerians and to protest against the deportations and
against isolation of refugees.
Bring your Refugee Black Box!
Send your solidarity message to us. If you are not able to come to
make your own Black Box you can send a photo of your Refugee Black Box
to the Facebook page of the Refugee Black Box:
https://www.facebook.com/RefugeeBlackBox or check your messenger for
If you cannot come you can give a small or big donation for our
fellow sisters and brothers that want to come to Gotha from Erfurt, Jena
or elsewhere but cannot afford the ticket due to the limited money they
have as refugees. Donations, one Euro or more, can be transferred to
the account of THE VOICE Refugee Forum given below.
RBB Press: Refugee Black Box is a political agenda.
Power to the people in the revolutionary form and not just as a
slogan. The idea must be extended to all people of the world in a
practical way. Slow but powerful and strong.
Solidarity is not only our weapon, but it is our resisted oppressed bodies.
Our presence is our resistance and our resistance is our solidarity.
The Refugee Black Box activists with African Community of Guineans in
Jena, The Afghanistan refugee community and MOVE in Erfurt with the
Refugee Cafe in Goettingen will be demonstrating with us.
Gotha: Vivian Chikodinaka: Tel. +49 152 16380860, Prince Cassidy Presido: +49 152 14159888
Jena: The VOICE Refugee Forum +49 176-24568988, Oury Diallo: +49 151 54660418
Förderverein The VOICE e.V.
BLZ: 260 500 01
IBAN: DE97 2605 0001 0000 1278 29
We are grateful for any donation (tax deductible, donation receipt if wanted)!