‘Break Isolation’ besucht Prenzlau

13th of April 2013 – BREAK ISOLATION Solidarity Act Demonstration and visit in Prenzlau

After repeated reports of refugees from the city of Prenzlau 100km north of Berlin about Nazi attacks we decided to hold a solidarity visit and demonstration to support public protest on April 13th. The refugees had been reported about repeated attacks of Nazis against them on their ways outside of the lager in town. Police was informed in every case but never proved to be able to get hold of the perpetrators. Complaints of the refugees were answered with the advice not to leave the lager if not necessary.
Like most of refugee isolation lagers the lager site is right at the rim of the city in order to isolate them as much as possible — long ways to shopping facilities, authorities and public transport included. In case of violence against them the police does not even feel any shame about holding the victims of this violence responsible themselves going as far as blaming them for leaving the lager that has been established as to make them invisible for the public — this racist attitude, which holds the victims responsible for the atrocities committed against them is a very common phenomenon with German authorities.
On our arrival the care taker and the manager of the lager tried to not allow us on the grounds, as they usually try in order to keep up isolation standards as high as possible. But our solidarity was stronger than their embarrassing argumentation about „private grounds“ and „exercise of property rights“. How can those racist „managers“ seriously assume that human beings can be „privatized“ in the frame of serving a public interest? So we shouted out loud and mobilized the refugees of the place to be part of the protest. About 50 people gathered that way as a demonstration from the outskirts of Prenzlau right to the city council in the center of town…loudly protesting, informing the public about the dangerous situation for refugees in their city in special and on isolation and violation of basic human rights in Germany in general. This event was a strong signal to the authorities that we as refugees are not willing to take violation of our rights and health by silent suffering. Our solidarity in the struggles against criminal state law authorities and for the acceptance of our status as human beings by granting basic human rights to us can never be undermined by illegal racist argumentation of those who earn their living with mistreating refugees or any form of police repression.