Stop the eviction of the refugees from the Gerhart-Hauptmann-Schule. We want a self-organised International Refugee Centre, not another “Lager” (refugee camp)!
Thanks to the overwhelming show of solidarity from supporters and neighbours, protracted negotiations with the Green district Mayor, Herrmann, eventually succeeded in reaching a compromise. The resulting agreement guaranteed the refugees the right to live in and use the school, and to work towards the setting up of a self-organised International Refugee Centre on the premises. The Centre, a long-standing demand of the activists, was to function as a political, cultural and social centre run by refugees for refugees and to provide an alternative to the untenable treatment of refugees in isolated camps as well as making a statement against the highly restrictive and dehumanising German and European asylum policies.