the joint press release of the coordinating committee of the asylum seekers and their supporting activist groups in Germany

Break Isolation – Refugee Protest March from Würzburg to Berlin!

A call has been published by the coordination committee of striking refugees in which the several groups of activists in the field of refugee issues had called for a gathering to organise a new project in the series of the chain struggles of refugees in Germany in order to stimulate an all-together event. The struggle had started since 19th March ’12 in Würzburg, Bavaria, and had been extended at the moment to seven cities in four Regions.

The gathering had been held on 4th and 5th August in Frankfurt with the presence of coordination committee and the representatives of different groups and the project is to gather all strikers in the capital of the Federal republic of Germany, Berlin. The primary plan of the project was put forward during two days of debate.

In the end two different trajectories were chosen from Würzburg to Berlin. The shorter trajectory was chosen for the march and the longer one for the cars  to reach Berlin; in both refugees and supporting activists would participate. The departure day has been set to 8th of September 2012.

The two day meeting lead to the formation of five workgroups to organise the projects which are: Financial workgroup, Logistics workgroup for both trajectories, Communication workgroup, Documentation work group and the Media workgroup.

The call will be translated into several languages and in the following days will be published in the striking refugees’ websites in different cities and in the official websites of activists of refugee issues.

The summer camp “Break Isolation “  will be started from 23rd of August 2012  in Erfurt,  Gispersleben. 2012 that is organised by The VOICE Refugee Forum and The Caravan for the rights of refugees and migrants in Germany.
The coordination committee is in accordance with the objectives of the Summer camp “Break Isolation” and declares that the Berlin march and the summer camp share the same objectives and the Berlin march is an important serious project for the Camp. The coordination committee will hold a Conference and workshops to present the way the protest tents will function on 25th and 26th of August a meeting to organise the march Berlin.

We are organizing to break the isolation on a nationwide mobilizzation against deportation and Lager protest to close down the refugee camps and to break the Residenzpflicht restriction in all over Germany.

The coordination committee of striking refugees in the Federal Republic of Germany


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