Join the demonstration, 27th of september, 3 p.m., Spreewaldplatz/Ohlauerstraße
UNITED NEIGHBOURS – RIGHT TO STAY AND HOUSING FOR EVERYONE!
The protests at Oranienplatz, at the occupied school in Ohlauer Straße and now at Gürtelstraße have taken the struggle against racism and capitalism in the city to a new level. We, refugees and urban activists, fight together against conditions in which our need for housing, freedom of movement, solidarity, and a self-determined life are suppressed by the government and the police.
There is an obvious intention to crush the resistance against the segregating Lager and asylum system: In the case of Gürtelstraße, politicians and police have gone to the extreme and deprived the refugees of their right to be recognised as human beings. Similar mechanisms are used to force Roma people out of public places like the Görlitzer Park. In other urban struggles such as the one against rising rents, gentrification and forced evictions, we also witness constant attempts to intimidate people and to criminalise the protests – so that the neoliberal restructuring of the city can continue without resistance. Continue reading