[ 27. May 2012 ]

Why was Christy Schwundeck Killed?

Christy Schwundeck

We protest against the German Police Murder of a Nigerian woman in the Frankfurt Job Center - Demonstration on Saturday, 2nd June 2012 at 13pm (Hauptbahnhof Frankfurt am Main).


We still Demand : Investigations and Justice!

On the 19th May 2011 Christy Schwundeck, a Black Woman from Nigeria, was Shot by a Policewoman inside the Jobcenter Gallus. At a Press Conference a few hours after the incident, The Public Prosecutor of Frankfurt alleged that it was clearly a case of self-defense as Christy Schwundeck had attacked the Policewoman with a Knife. The echo in the Press portrayed her as an aggressive rioting person. But today we know, that it could never have been in self-defense, because Christy Schwundeck was shot in the presence of another Police officer and at least one Social worker, by a Policewoman who stood merely at the entrance and as such could not be immediately threatened by Christy.

Early this Year, Judicial inquiries against the Policewoman were suspended. A year after Christy`s death, her Family and the Public still has no idea about the circumstances that led to her being Shot!

In Consideration of the many unanswered questions and absurdities, we are astonished and furious at the same time!

WE ASK: Why should we accept, that the Police shoots a Black Woman from Nigeria, without facing judicial consequences? How could it be, that the Proceedings have been suspended based on "Self-defense" even though the Policeman and other Witnesses involved could not confirm this allegation ? How could it be, that 2 Police Officers are not capable of disarming Christy Schwundeck or to de-escalate the situation?

WE ASK: Should we accept again, the fact that the Killing of a Black person remains unresolved? Who is next? We also remind of other Victims of Police Violence, whose Deaths have never been resolved: Mariame N`Deye Sarr, Dominique Koumadio and Oury Jalloh.

WE DEMAND: The immediate reopening of investigations against the Policewoman. The Appointment of an Independent Investigations Committee, Reconstruction of events on the 19.05.2011 and Public proceedings. Justice for Christy Schwundeck, and all the other victims of Racist Police violence. The Immediate Stop of Attacks aimed at The Black Community!

Demonstration on Saturday, 2nd June 2012
at 13pm (Hauptbahnhof Frankfurt am Main)
We Look Forward to your Participation!

Source ::, 25. May 2012