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Remscheid - Police raids refugee camp

On October 24, early in the morning at 6:20 am 250 policemen raided the refugee camp in Remscheid. They broke into the rooms of the refugees, forced them to the ground and hancuffed them. Thereafter they searched in the rooms for "drugs". The refugees had to wait at least two hours until they were released. The police raid was accompanied by the press, that reported in detail ((rp-online, Remscheider General Anzeiger) in order to spread the criminilization of migrants into the brains of the people.

For the refugees of the camp this raid in the dark morning was not the first time. Most of them have already experienced such raids and each time the society and the media shouts, "See the criminals in our neighbourhood!"

We will defend ourselves against the state terror imposed on us and we request the state persecuter to do his job correctly and not forget the crimes committed by the state. Mohammad Selah one young refugee from the same camp had to die last January, because the city administration of Remscheid refused to give him the health card to go to the doctor (see statement at the end of this site *). The rejection of the health insurance is the normal status in Remscheid and elsewhere. But the state persecutor in Wuppertal who should investigate remains silent and instead sends the police to the camp. The same police is sent to the refugees which is known in Wuppertal and Remscheid because of its racist insults and brutalities against migrants and young Punks, and which increases the rage of the people not only in Wuppertal and Remscheid.

Next week we will go to the streets to name the crimes of the German police and government and inform the poeple about the situation of the refugees. Be aware of calls spreaded by email or through the caravan homepage. We will name the crimes of the German police that burns refugees like Oury Jalloh in police cells, that shoots young men like Dominique Koumadio on the streets of Dortmund and rapes refugees in deportation prisons like they did in Bremen. When they attack one of us, they aim at all of us, and they should know that we will not stop from naminig the criminals and their bosses, who bring racism and hatred into the society and prepare the ground for all the racist attacks and the poeple for the wars in other countries.

Solidarity against the state terror, deportation, racism and war.
Down with racism.

The Caravan for the rights of refugees and migrants
Düsseldorf & Wuppertal

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* The city administration of Remscheid doubts that this statement is true and threatened us with legal steps. According to the information we have, no other person was present during the visit of Mohammad Sillah at the Sozialamt, where he applied for a "Krankenschein". Witnesses told us, that immediately after Mohammad Sillah applied for health insurance certificate he reported them, that the employee of the Sozialamt refused to give him the required papers. We do not see any necessity to doubt their statement, but let you know, that the city of Remscheid doubts this statement.

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