Berlin: Gürtelstraße rooftop occupation ended

After 13 days of continuous protest, the last refugees left the hostel roof on Gürtelstraße 39 in Friedrichshain on Sunday evening, September 7th. The next day, around 1,000 people marched through Friedrichshain in solidarity with refugees and against the ignorance with which the Berlin policy reacted to the refugee protest.

Berlin: Gürtelstraße 39 update

On Sunday evening, August 31st, a large demo started from Warschauer Straße in Friedrichshain and reached the Gürtelstraße and Scharnweberstraße junction, at one of the police blockades around the besieged former hostel, where refugees are threatened with eviction and deportation process since the morning of the 26th. The participation of people in solidarity in the … Continue reading Berlin: Gürtelstraße 39 update

Berlin: Gürtelstraße 39 solidarity group update

Translators’ note: Below is an update from August 27th, 2014 retrieved from linksunten.indymedia.org. We may not share all of the views expressed, but we feel it offers a good overview of the situation. The German original text is also spread in the streets.Refugees are still protesting on the roof of the hostel on Gürtelstraße 39 … Continue reading Berlin: Gürtelstraße 39 solidarity group update

Berlin: Raw news from the refugee protest in Friedrichshain

on the 28th of August there was an evening demo from Frankfurter Tor with around 500 people. cops tried to break it two times. they beat up people. one arrest was confirmed. the demo was crumbling after the arab group (antiimperialist communist group, which also organised the ‘revolutionary may 1st demo’) announced that the cops … Continue reading Berlin: Raw news from the refugee protest in Friedrichshain

‘Attack’ against Berlin Foreigners Registration Office in Moabit

Tonight, in the early hours of Saturday, August 30th, 2014, we – a small group of small humans – smashed the windows of your workplace and sprayed slogans on your walls.It’s not your windowpanes and walls, we know it, it’s the windows of your employer, the windows of your State, which pays you so that … Continue reading ‘Attack’ against Berlin Foreigners Registration Office in Moabit

Berlin: Raw news following crackdown on refugees in Friedrichshain

previous updates hereAugust 27th, after 16:00 (local time):– refugees are still occupying the roof of the former hostel Georgenhof in Gürtelstraße (the hotel Georgenhof, where anti-riots cops were stationed yesterday, is another building right next to the hostel)– the cops deny them food, water and any contact with their lawyers; they also deny them medication … Continue reading Berlin: Raw news following crackdown on refugees in Friedrichshain

Germany: Large-scale police operation against refugees in Berlin

Since yesterday, August 25th, 2014, after reports in the mainstream media that the migration office rejected the applications for asylum of 108 refugees, there have been preparations for the eviction of these refugees, who occupied the Oranienplatz in Kreuzberg in the past (and were evicted in early April 2014) but later signed contracts with the … Continue reading Germany: Large-scale police operation against refugees in Berlin