Yesterday [April 19th] in the early evening, around 100 people demonstrated in solidarity with the struggling youths in France during a wild demonstration through [the district of] Bockenheim. For weeks now, thousands of people in France take to the streets against the “labour law“.
The youths and rebels are fed up with racist police controls. Lots of people defy the massive expansion of the security apparatus during the alleged state of emergency on it’s way towards an authoritarian police state. They feel the impact of tear gas daily! The Spring movement in France refuses to become harnessed into the labour market. The youth know very well that the neoliberal project benefits no-one – except capital.
During a brief but crisp demo – following the French example – we made a wild tour around the block. We struggle on the side of all those who, despise the existing society, strive for more. We struggle on the side of those who decided not to tolerate this condition anymore. We decided not to tolerate this anymore.
Our friends in the streets of France know very well that protest must hurt. They know as well that resistance can’t just be articulated in the framework of the authoritarian state‘s law. The Bastille was not stormed by the grace of the king. So we decided not to comply to the constrained framework of German smugness. While the demonstration passed by the French consulate, we decided to express our direct solidarity. Many paint stains and some smashed windows testify to this. Of course, this is nothing compared to the hundredsinjured by tear gas, pepper spray and police batons weekly. But it is a distinct signal.
So were our slogans on this early evening in Frankfurt. The police obviously came too late and it was better that they did. We were prepared to defend our demonstration against police attacks. Fortunately, this was not necessary.
We know your lies: This was not a Hit and Run action of “25-30 leftist autonomists” as the cops report it, but a taster of the coming times of common struggles. And don’t pretend that you don’t know the reason for all this.
Youth and insurgent – the world is ours!
A message from your friends
GADI (international direct action group) claims the incendiary attack on the Church of Christ, Scientist in Pau (64000, France / in the small hours of February 8, 2014) that serves as a rear-guard base for fascists of the FN [National Front]. From the early 90s until today, about a hundred people have been assassinated at the hands of fascist groups; we do not forget the last incident with Clément Méric, the young activist who was killed on June 5, 2013 in Paris. We must end the fascist repression; we must not forget the genocide produced across Europe by fascism, which now resurfaces to continue its legacy of death, racism and destruction.
We claim responsibility for the incendiary attack against a building of the French Army (the 35th Parachute Artillery Regiment in Tarbes, France) on the 27th of December 2013.
We also assume responsibility for the incendiary attack against the prison (in Tarbes, France) on the 25th of December 2013.
Both attacks were carried out in solidarity and in response to the international call for the 5 anarchists arrested in Barcelona; also in solidarity with all our anarchist brothers and sisters imprisoned in the extermination centres of the terrorist States.
Through these actions we want to prove to the French fascists that the street is no longer theirs. The time when they would kill with impunity is over.
We call on all our own ones to avenge the death of Clément Méric in blood.
We call on all our own ones to organize and arm themselves.
Death to the State Death to fascists Death to capitalism Long live Anarchy Long live freedom
We have not communicated earlier for security reasons. GADI (international direct action group)
– The prison was attacked with an incendiary device, as well as an explosive device that didn’t go off.
– The building of the army was attacked with napalm and phosphate.
In memory of Pavlos Fyssas there is a banner at the autonomous center (AJZ) in Bielefeld, which reads: “Athens: Antifascist Pavlos Fyssas murdered by fascists. Another dead! Another reason to fight!”
Also posters appeared in the streets of Bielefeld. The text on it explains how Pavlos Fyssas (Piraeus) and Clément Méric (Paris) were murdered by fascists, and how Ahmet Atakan (Antakya) was killed by a teargas grenade from cops in Turkey. It reads:
“What do these dead have in common? They are only three of the many who died; the many who remain nameless, but whom we do not want to forget. Victims of racist and fascist attacks. Victims of state terror, or both at once.
All three—Pavlos, Clément and Ahmet—were politically active and were killed for that reason.
We don’t want to be scared off by their death. But we want to confer dignity on their death by continuing the struggle against oppression.”
“In the night of Wednesday, June 5th, 2013, as he was leaving a clothes store near the Gare Saint-Lazare in Paris, Clément Méric, 18, antifascist and trade-unionist, was beaten to death by members of a far right group. He had left the city of Brest to study political science in Paris. He fell victim to the growing violence of the far right, which has increased over the last months. He died from his injuries at the Pitié-Salpêtrière hospital the same night.
All our thoughts go out to his family and loved ones to whom we express our complete solidarity.