On the 6th of February 2014, more than 400 migrants attacked the fences separating the Spanish enclave Ceuta from Morocco. Moroccan military began to attack the migrants from one side, while the Guardia Civil pumped tear gas into the water and shot at people trying to swim around the fences from the other side. 15 dead bodies were found, but activists confirm that many more died this day – estimates vary between 30 and 100.
On the 13th of December, the Spanish Congress passed a new public security bill, widely known as Ley Mordaza (Gag law), which legalizes the immediate push-backs of migrants at the Spanish-Moroccan border. It includes numerous measures criminalizing protests and police abuse denunciations. Three days after it was passed, cops attacked social centres and imprisoned seven anarchist comrades in Barcelona and other Spanish cities.
STOP THE WAR AGAINST MIGRANTS – ACTIONS IN LONDON:
6th of February 6pm: Demo in front of the Spanish embassy
39 Chesham Place, London SW1X 8SB
To commemmorate the migrants killed on the 6th of Februrary 2014 and to denounce the deadly European border regime and the suppression of protest.
7th of February 7pm: Info-evening and benefit party
7pm: Info-talk about European border politics and their deadly consequences at the Spanish-Moroccan border (by NoBordersMorocco), and info-talk about the new Spanish public security bill/Gag Law (by 15M/Marea Granate)
from 9pm till late: spoken word, 52 Commercial Road, Dj Steaz & Dj Kesta
And of course there will be drinks! And food.
Suggested donation: £3-5 – all proceeds go to NoBordersMorocco*
Infoline: 0044 7519 243796