The night of the 25/12/2015 several hundred migrants tried to enter Ceuta by jumping the fence or by swimming. According to mainstream media, 200 tried to jump the fences while another 200 tried to enter by the sea.
Mainstream media said 185 managed to enter Ceuta, many of them got injured by the barbed wire. Twelve of them have been hospitalised and are in a very bad condition. It seems like the attempts to enter are met with extreme violence. Continue reading
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This is just the beginning!
Transnational Action Day: Stop the War Against Migrants! On the 6th of February 2015 in Tanger, Morocco, as well as in different european countries, people were gathering to give a sign against the murderous border politics of the EU. conmemoration events take place In London, Berlin, Dusseldorf, Madrid, Barcelona and Tanger to remember the more than 15 people that have been killed by the spanish border police (Guardia Civil) exactly one year ago on the fence. For this reason more than 80 people come together in Tanger to lament the deaths of their comrades, amongst them many migrants who survived the attack of the Guardia Civil. Continue reading
6th of February: Sit-in in front of the Spanish consulate in Tanger at 11:00am.
Exhibition of photos and commemoration ceremony at 2:00pm.
Mass of the commemoration at the Catholic Cathedral (the Boulevard) at 5:00pm.
7th of February: Commemoration at the fences near Fnideq at 3:00pm.
7th of February: Demonstration from the “Ceti” (Migrants registration Center) to the beach of Tarajal at 4.00pm. #marcha7f
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Programme pour les actions du 6/7 Février au Maroc:
Vendredi, 6 Février
11.00h : Sit-in devant le consulat espagnol a Tanger
14.00 : Exposition des photos et ceremonie de commemoration – (Ibn Batouta, Iberia)
17.00 : Messe de la commemoration des victimes de la Plage de Tarajal (Église Catholique de Tanger)
Samedi, 7 Fevrier
15.00 : Commemoration devant les grillages à Fnideq
Ces actions seront organisées par:
نداء لجميع المتضررين من الحرب التي يشنها الاتحاد الأوروبي ضد المهاجرين واللاجئين
في 6 فبراير 2014،حاول مئات المهاجرين ، في عمل جماعي، للتغلب على الحدود في سبتة (الجيب المغربي–الإسباني) عن طريق البحر. قامت قوات الغواردا المدنية الاسبانية، ردا على محاولة الدخول هذه الي اراضي الاتحاد الأوروبي، باطلاق الرصاص المطاطي والغاز المسيل للدموع على الناس. الشرطة المغربية،وبدعم من بعض السكان العنصريين، شاركت أيضا في هذه المطاردة القاتلة. تم الإبلاغ عن وفاة 15 شخصا رسميا ، وعد أكثر من 50 في عداد المفقودين! الآلاف قتلوا، وأصيبو وتم دفعهم الى الوراء بطريقة غير مشروعة عبر الحدود المغربية–الاسبانية منذ ذلك الحين.
بعد عام من هذه المجزرة – بالإضافة إلى العديد من الاحداث التي تسببت في وفاة واختفاء المهاجرين – ندعو (و نطالب) الدول الأعضاء في الاتحاد الأوروبي إلى احترام الحقوق الأساسية التي يجب ضمانها لكل شخص في العالم، وليس فقط للمواطنين الغربيين.
ونعرب عن تضامننا مع جميع المهاجرين الذين يخاطرون بحياتهم، مضطريين بشكل مستمر لاتخاذ طريق الصحراء والبحر لعبور الاجراءات الأمنية الوحشية لقلعة أوروبا ومنفيذها من سلطات شمال أفريقيا.
ولذلك ندعو إلى أعمال تضامنية ومقاومة في سبتة، طنجة، البندقية، مدريد، برشلونة، دوسلدورف وبرلين ولندن وغيرها! Continue reading
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Call-out to all affected by the war waged by the European Union against migrants and refugees.
On 6th February 2014, hundreds of migrants were trying, in a collective action, to overcome the border at the Spanish enclave Ceuta, by sea. The Spanish Guardia Civil, in response to the attempt to enter EU territory, fired on the people in the sea with rubber bullets and tear gas. Moroccan police, supported by racist inhabitants, also participated in the deadly hunt.
15 persons were officially reported dead, and yet over 50 were missing! Thousands more have been killed, injured and pushed-back illegally through the Spanish-Moroccan border since.
A year after this murder – in addition to many others that caused the death and disappearance of migrants – we still demand the member states of the European Union to respect the fundamental rights which must be guaranteed for every person in the world, not only for western citizens.
We express our solidarity with all migrants who risk their lives, continuously pushed to take the desert and the sea to get through the brutal security measurements of the fortress europe and their execution by north-African authorities. Continue reading
The 6th of February has become a common reference when talking about police brutality at the European border. On this day the Spanish Guardia Civil shocked many people by showing what means they are ready to put into practice in order to stop migration, this day leading to the death of at least 17 people. A group of Camerounese migrants, who were in the water that, have told us what they experienced that day. The following is a summary of their stories.
Early in the morning of the 6th of February a group of 400 migrants (mostly Camerounese) went down to the beach in Fnideq close to the border to Spain, and started swimming towards Ceuta. While doing so they were being attacked by Moroccan military police, but also Spanish police started to shoot with rubber bullets at the migrants while they were still at the Moroccan side, as well as at the people who made it to the Spanish side. They were shooting both directly at people and at the floating implements that some people needed because they were not able to swim. This caused several people to drown. Apart from that, there were Guardia Civil officers in a boat with a Spanish flag who were pumping tear-gas into the water as well as sailing over people.
There was a mass panic attack in the water when some migrants tried to continue making their way to Spain, while others tried to escape the bullets and tear gas by returning to the Moroccan side.
Officially 17 people are announced to be dead, but according to these Cameroonian people, more than 25 people died, and others are still missing. Continue reading