Solitour, Noise demo tour to three Dutch detention centers
On Sunday May 6th 2012 the Dutch No Border Network organizes noise demonstrations at several detention centers in the Randstad. Despite many protests both from inside and outside the Netherlands the Dutch government still has the absurd idea that refugees need to be locked up. From the very moment that migrants arrive in our country they run the enormous risk of being locked up in one of the so called foreigners detention centers: this also still applies for families and children. In addition their incarceration takes place under bad circumstances: minimum access to medical and legal aid, aggressive guards, continuous intimidation and manipulation to coerce cooperation to their return, without any prospect concerning the duration of their detention. In the past years many noise demonstrations have been organized at the gates of this dehumanizing tail piece of the Dutch migration policy. On one hand it is the goal of these demonstrations to call attention to the existence of these prisons of the deportation industry, and on the other hand it is the goal of the demonstrators to show their support to the people inside.
On Sunday May 6th 2012 we are going to organize a bus tour to three detention centers in the Netherlands. First off we shall go to the detention center Kamp Zeist in the woods of Soesterberg, along highway A28. After that we will get back on the bus and continue to the 'Zaanse Schande' (Shame of Zaanstad): the detention boats in Zaandam, where noise demonstrations take place regularly. We want to end the tour at the Schiphol Oost center, where in October 2005 eleven people died in their cells during a fire, and in February 2009 a sit in protest of prisoners was put down violently. During the bus tour there will be plenty of time to discuss future plans for the struggle against the racist migration policy of the Netherlands and the EU. If you want to join the bus tour, please enter yourself by sending an e-mail to noborder-nl (at) riseup.net, so we can make sure there is room for you on the bus.
In Amsterdam you can get on the bus at 11.00 hrs. at Sloterdijk train station. In Utrecht you can get on the bus at 12.00 hrs. at Central Station, near the Jaarbeurs entrance. We start the first demonstration at Kamp Zeist at 12.30 hrs.
Let our voices be heard against incarceration and deportation!