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"Lampedusa in Hamburg" racial profiling in St.Pauli and upcoming protest on wednesday at the town hall

Attention! Racist police checks in St. Pauli yesterday evening, Thursday, April the 3rd, three different checks by uniformed and civilian police officers were reported to us. The people were arrested. So far we have no news about the fact that they were released yet. Already on Wednesday, two members of the group "Lampedusa in Hamburg" had been checked and arrested. A registration requirement was made with the immigration authorities. After a few hours they were released.

The selforganized joint winter emergency program “Winternotprogramm” of Hamburg residential projects, residential and housing communities for "Lampedusa in Hamburg" runs until the end of April, then everyone is back on the streets. This increases the pressure on individual members of the group. Three years after the NATO war HYPERLINK "" - the second year on after living on the streets, leaving families continuously without support. The Senate for the interior is aware of this and chooses this very moment to start again with the racist control of persons and to hunt members of "Lampedusa in Hamburg" and others by the Dublin system criminalizing them. The slogan “refugees welcome" is mocked by the Hamburg Senate.

Next Wednesday, the parlament of Hamburg is holding a meeting on the request of the party “die Linke” on recognition of the group "Lampedusa in Hamburg" under § 23 of the Residence Act. This was preceded by a legal opinion, which was submitted to the parliament of the state of Germany and determines the application of § 23 to be correct and lawful. It is exactly what the group and its lawyers propose to the Senate for months. Again, the Hamburg Senate and other parts of the city parliament will reject and rename the "fair single trial method" (with subsequent guarantee for deportation) as the only feasible way. They will rebel about the allowance of racial profiling or racist controls, they will justify the disfranchisement of the fugitives with the rule of law. That there are MPs, who feel connected to human rights, is not a contradiction in the result:

Welcome to Democracy - welcome refugee and show me your living license

Spring begins and it is at the time to go outside. The winter is over and boats will come back over the Mediterranean Sea, the sea washes up dead bodies on the coasts and bled bodies are hanging on the boarder fences. Spring begins so does the manhunt in Hamburg again.

“The law was made by people, not people were made by the law”. This was declared to us by Asuquo Udo of "Lampedusa in Hamburg" last year. No one has objected.

Spring has begun.

On Wednesday, April 9th, the citizenry will hold a meeting inside the City Hall. We will meet parallel outside at 3 pm on Rathausmarkt. With laws those inside secure their privileges and their good life - with laws they discriminate and criminalize those outside. ‘demonstrate your RECHTSSTAAT - we are watching you too’

Again the boats are coming over the sea, come out on the streets.

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