Daily Archives: Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Police brutality: daily life in Calais Jungle

Calais Migrant Solidarity

Monday 31 August

Police brutalitysprayed man down

Late this evening over two hundred people ran out onto the motorway to create a blockade. Once traffic had been stopped, eight nearby police officers came onto the scene tear gassing people. As more people began to run in to block the motorway the police began to use their chemical spray more heavily. This created chaos, a dangerous situation as  the motorway is situated at the top of a steep slope. A police officer in confrontation with one man, made direct eye contact and sprayed him in the eyes from a distance of less than 50cm away. He fell to the ground instantly. People demanded an ambulance be called, but police refused to do anything. Bystanders helped the fallen man recover by blowing smoke into his eyes to allieviate the chemical sting. The police demanded no pictures be taken of the situation and threatened to use their…

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Data shows how manageable Europe’s refugee crisis could be

Freedom for channel walker Abdul Rahman Haroun!

Calais Migrant Solidarity

channel tunnel

At the start of August, Abdul Rahman Haroun, a Sudanese man, was arrested just short of the exit to the Channel Tunnel in Folkstone, UK, having walked 50km through the tunnel from Calais. He successfully crossed the Channel Tunnel on foot, making it to the UK unharmed and undetected. The British and French governments pretend that they can control the flows of people across the border, spending millions of pounds on fences and cameras. They like to believe they can turn the UK into a fortress but Abdul Rahman Haroun has proved them wrong and because of that they intend to make an example out of him.

Having traveled from Sudan all the way to Britain to seek sanctuary, he now faces up to two years in prison. He has been charged under an outdated piece of legislation, the Malicious Damages Act of 1861, ‘for obstructing a railway carriage or…

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Europe – open safe routes for refugees!! so that this stops:

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“At least 12 migrants believed to be Syrians drowned as two boats sank after leaving southwest Turkey for the Greek island of Kos, Doğan News Agency reported on Sept. 2.
It said a boat carrying 16 Syrian migrants had sunk after leaving the Akyarlar area of the Bodrum peninsula, and seven people had died. Nine people were rescued and the coastguard was continuing its search for two people still missing.
Separately, a boat carrying six Syrians sank after leaving Akyarlar on the same route. Three children and one woman drowned and two people survived after reaching the shore in life jackets.

Tens of thousands of Syrians fleeing the conflict in their homeland have descended on Turkey’s Aegean coast this summer to board boats to Greece, their gateway to the European Union.”n_87862_1

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/12-migrants-drown-heading-from-turkey-to-greek-island.aspx?pageID=238&nID=87862&NewsCatID=341

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Hungarian, Austrian anti-refugee policies

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This video from Hungary says about itself:

2 September 2015

Thousands of refugees and migrants remain stranded at Budapest’s main international railway station after Hungarian authorities blocked them from boarding trains, preventing them from leaving for Austria and Germany.

Around 3,000 migrants were gathered outside Keleti station early Wednesday, many having slept outside the main entrance of the station overnight.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Refugees barred from trains to Germany and Austria

Wednesday 2nd September 2015

Closure of the main Budapest railway station to prevent refugees from travelling provokes chaos and protests

HUNGARIAN authorities closed the main railway station in Budapest yesterday to stop refugees boarding trains to Austria and Germany.

Chaos ensued at Keleti station, with angry refugees chanting “freedom” and demanding to be allowed to use rail tickets that cost them hundreds of euros.

Scuffles broke out in the morning as hundreds pushed toward…

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[INVITATION] 3 SEPT – Opening of Metropolitan Nomads exhibition

Why Al Jazeera will not say Mediterranean Migrants’

Never Home Launching

Slovakia will take in 200 Syrian refugees, but they have to be Christian

‘Fences won’t put anyone off’: migrants dismiss new Calais security crackdown – The Guardian

Migrant Crisis in the Mediterranean: Daily News Stories 09/02/2015 (p.m.)

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Migrant Crisis in the Mediterranean: Daily News Stories 09/02/2015 (a.m.)

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Daily International News Stories Round-up 09/02/2015

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Refugee Council Archive: Daily News Stories On Refugee and Forced Migration 09/02/2015

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