More people needed! - The repression of migrants in Calais continued over 3rd and 4th of August 2009. Solidarity action in Barcelona.
3rd and 4th of August 2009
12 CRS (riot police) took photographs and papers at Sudanese squat; 1 was arrested
1 Iranian was arrested, but released very quickly.
6 Hazara was arrested
5 CRS vans went to the Pashtun jungle; people had their photographs taken and papers checked
3 Palestinianss arrested
3 Sudanese were arrested
2 Eritreans gassed and arrested
Help is still definitely needed if you can go over for a bit. Please bring a bike or car if you can - as you can see from the list above, stuff is happening every day at the various squats and it helps if you can get about quickly. If you're thinking of going over there and want to donate anything, other things that migrants would really like if you can bring anything else are O2 SIM cards and English books.
See the Calais Migrant Solidarity site for the info line if you're thinking of going :: calaismigrantsolidarity.wordpress.com
Calais Migrant Solidarity report, 1st August 2009
Just a new silent arresting by police in CALAIS, I am just wondering that now a days they are kidnapping the migrants, that is quite funny for me. some migrants are just missing the police find a silent and safe place to grap the migrants from back nick and pull them inside the patrol and after that ummm no news of that innocent migrant ! I am just telling its a kidnapp by police not arrestation ! I hope the activists to spread more in silent and none public places where the migrants walk through the jungle or the path they always use to get into jungle, please spread in that areas from the evening time after 6.00 the police just try to take migrants around. You will not believe if you watch out when they open the door of the patrol near the jungle or around and take the migrants like they are the most wanted persons in Calais. We hope to change their ideologies that we are not criminals of war or anything else. If there is law and justice please find out more in our countries and stop them. so we poor and innocent people will not flee from our countries.
I hope everyone in this blog read my message !
Support the humanity and expand the humantarian orginzations.
Solidarity action, Barcelona
Flyers explaining the situation in Calais were distributed on four different anti-repression and migrants rights demos in Barcelona, and on 28th of July 2009, there was a rally in solidarity with the resistance in the jungle, in front of the French consulate in the city centre.
From Calais to Patras, from Southern Spain to Southern Italy, across the former Eastern-Block countries, and in the Metro stations and streets of the major European cities, the brutality of the European migration system is imposing conditions on migrants and detainees that are increasingly leading to confrontation. Detention centres and borders are becoming flash points on the front line of struggles against repression. Our solidarity is for the migrants resisting now in Calais, and it is part of a wider struggle against forms of control that are converging in each country towards a single, totalitarian European model that affects us all.