Press Release 16.12.2015 the voice forum
german translation below
On the 16th December between 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. 20 people protested against yet another mass deportation from Thuring in Magdeburger Allee in Erfurt. Once again several families from Serbia and Croatia have been deported. The protesters started a sit-in in order to prevent the departure of a police vehicle, in which a family that was meant to be deported to Serbia was sitting.
The blockade failed because it was violently disbanded by the police.Therefore, the deportation could not be stopped, but the protesters voiced their critisism and their anger via banners and chants. In particular they demanded a right to stay for Romani people.
More than 90% of the refugees from the so-called „safe countries of origin“ in South-Eastern Europe belong to the minority of the Romani people. There they are heavily discriminated against, a fact that the German state does not recognize to be a valid reason to flee. Although their existence is threatened in these countries, they were yet again forcefully deported by the German police today. Continue reading