[ 28. Mar 2010 ]

Spain: Revolts in Detention Centre

On March 12, 2010, in migrants started with a revolt insied Aluche detention centre and set fire.


"I'm racist and I want to send you back to your fucking country, bastard", is what a policeman said to an Angolan migrant before kicking him in the belly and putting him into a straitjacket because he refused to get on the boat (to be deported). The detainee was sent back to Aluche's detention centre in a semi-conscious state, to be then taken to a hospital a few hours later. He already had a serious disease.

Within hours, Aluche was on fire. The detainees set things on fire in several cells. From the streets voices could be heard shouting "Fire!!" and "Tell outside what happens in here!", while the fire alarm kept going on and on and the detainees banged on the windows.

"Some mattresses have burned, paper and other things. I can't take it any more. The police have beaten us up, but I'm ok", a detainees says. According to some relatives, the detainees will have another hunger strike to protest against "the racist, humiliating and harrassing treatment they've been getting daily in the last 3 years. A treatment that goes against all human rights".

Last month there had already been other protests and riots with the police, with many detainees injured.

Source ::, 15. Mar 2010.