Demonstration against detention centre + addition

demo inner city Demonstration in Mytilini, against the detention centres was completed successfully. It was formed by about 250 persons (a number quite good for the local conditions), from different political waves, but also together with some migrants that had been freed from Pagani some days ago. There was a quite good spirit throughout the demo with slogans being yelled all the time, and posters being put around the walls of Mytilini. After wards, a number of comrades carried out the occupation of a university building to shelter 25 refugees that had been left in the city, and were not able to carry on their journey, because the next ferry leaves tomorrow evening. At the same time we have the chance to exchange our experiences and beliefs.

Right now there is a plenary taking place at the occupation.

Read more about what happend on the 30.10.09 in Mytilini.

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The name Welcome to Europe expresses the discontent and anger we feel when looking at the fatal realities of the European external border: the long documented deaths and suffering have continued for years, and no end is in sight. We stand for a grassroots movement that embraces migration and wants to create a Europe of hospitality.


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Voices from the Inside of Pagani (2009)

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