LOOKING BACK ON THE REFUGEE PROTESTS OF 2012
Lecture and Discussion with Salomon Wantchoucou (Member of THE VOICE Refugee Forum & Flüchtlingsinitiative Wittenberg)
Wednesday, January 30th, 8 pm @ Bonn University Main Building, Regina-Pacis-Weg 3, Auditorium 3 / free entrance
In 2012 a number of refugee protests caught the public’s attention,
denouncing their inhuman living conditions and lack of political rights
in Germany: In January Mohammad Rahsepar committed suicide in his room
in the collective refugee accomodation in Würzburg. A couple of refugees
living in Würzburg sewed up their mouths and went on hunger strike.
Hundreds of refugees took part in the refugee march from Würzburg to Berlin and in the Refugee „Tent Action“.
We want to look back on these events, trying to find out how refugees
can organize in order to gain political power and realize their
interests. What kind of political action can be next?