Hereby, we inform you that this demonstration is cancelled in its’ original form. As a collective, we don’t know what the risk will be for the people that wil attend the demo. This is why we have decided to not let it go through.
We do understand the concerns people have about the spreading of the Corona virus, but this does not mean we can take away our attention from what’s happening at the borders of Europe, which the mainstream media seems to already have forgotten about.
Refugees stuck on the borderzones of Fortress Europe and on the Greek islands have been living in dire and inhumane circumstances for a long time. These people are already in big risk of becoming ill, and no government cares for them. The first instances of Corona have by now reached a refugee camp on Lesbos.
Corona should not be used as a xenophobic instrument to close the borders and to blame foreigners, such as some fascist governments and media are already doing.
There is already a humanitarian crisis going on in a big part of the world, and even within the confines of the European Union. There is war, climate breakdown, and poverty crisis, and people rightfully so fleeing from this. The poorest and most vulnerable will always be hit hardest and soonest by these crises.
We as social movements have to learn from these kinds of events, because this is not going to be the first and for sure not the last one. We have to find new ways to fight in solidarity with those being affected the most; the poor, the refugees, and the vulnerable. We as radicals will keep standing in solidarity with these groups.
BORDERS CONTINUE TO KILL
AND WE ALREADY KNOW THE CURE:
OPEN THE BORDERS
DEMOLISH FORTRESS EUROPE
Anarchist Group Amsterdam – Vrije Bond