Enough is enough – Press Release 18.09.2020 Brussels, Porto and Munich

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Brussels, Porto and Munich, Friday, the 18th of september 2020.

Enough is Enough – Evacuate Now

A trans-European video projection following the fires
that ripped through Moria Refugee Camp

18/9/2020

On 9th September 2020, a giant fire destroyed Europe’s biggest refugee camp, Moria,
a place described as hell on Earth. For years, refugees have been fleeing war,
persecution and torture and coming to Europe hoping to find safety. For months and
years, refugees, aid workers, humanitarians and activists have been warning that one
day a catastrophe will happen. And now it has.
13,000 people are homeless, starving and without any support. They are forced to stay
in the so-called “restricted area”, a street along the shoreline between the former
Moria camp and the city of Mytilene. This sector is blocked by police from both sides,
barring aid workers and journalists to enter, and forbidding refugees to leave. Humans
are dying, and the world is silent. Again.

We say Enough is Enough – Evacuate Now. The camp cannot be rebuilt and a new
one should not be set up. After years of human rights violations and many deaths, it is
time for Europe to step up for humanity.

Addressing political leaders in Europe we demand:
1) Evacuate Moria and all the refugee camps on the Aegean islands!
2) Relocate refugees to proper housing, in accordance with the International
Declaration of Human Rights and Charts of Fundamental Rights of the European
Union!
3) Ending the illegal pushbacks at the external border European Union!
4) Ending the criminalisation of solidarity and humanitarian aid!
A wave of solidarity moving through Europe in form of a video projection on politically
relevant buildings across our cities started yesterday with the first cities being Vienna
and Berlin.

We were present at both the Berlin and Vienna Chancellery buildings,
significant platforms for this campaign and the event was attended by several
politicians including:
Georg Kurz, GJ, Bundessprecher (Spokesperson, Green Youth Germany)
Sinem Tasan-Funke, JuSo Pressesprecher (Spokesperson, Social Youth Berlin)
Peter Maaß, JuSo Pressesprecher Landesverband (Spokseperson, Social Youth Berlin)
Christine Buchholz, MdB Linke (Member of German Parliament, Left Party Germany)
Felix Liebich, Landessprecher, Linksjugend (Head of Left Youth Party Berlin)
Paul Stich, (Head of Socialist Youth Austria)

Tonight, Friday 18th September, we will be projecting our call in:

Brussels
Munich
Porto – 21:00pm WEST, Universidade do Porto – Reitoria, Praça Gomes Teixeira, 4099-002 Porto

More European cities to follow in the coming days.
Send a message to the press phone for more detailed information.


Organized by #EuropeansForHumanity and Erik Marquardt, MEP, Green Party

Supported by:
Grüne Jugend (Green Youth, Germany)
Jusos, Germany
Sozialistische Jugend (Socialist Youth Austria)
Anna Westner, Junge Linke, Bundessprecherin
Linksjugend Solid (Left Youth Solid, Germany)
Kevin Kühnert, Federal Chairman of the Jusos
Michel Brandt, MdB DIE LINKE (Member of the German Parliament)
Christine Buchholz, MdB DIE LINKE (Member of the German Parliament)
Ulla Jelpke, MdB DIE LINKE (Member of the German Parlament)
Özlem Alev Demirel, MdEP DIE LINKE (Member of the European Parliament)
Grüne Jugend, Niedersachsen (Green Youth)
Georg Kurz, Federal Chairman of the Green Youth
Florian Siekmann, Grüne (Bavarian State Parliament)
Jusos Munich
Jusos Berlin
Humans Before Borders
European Network of Migrant Women
Diversity Development Group (Lithuania)
Sarah Mardini, Human Rights Activist
David Pichler, Human Rights Activist
069 vs Racism
Seebrücke Vienna
Seebrücke Aschaffenburg
Seebrücke Berlin
Lars Mentrup, SPD Munich
Lena Odell, SPD Munich
Micheael “Gene” Aichner, Crush Eyes Media GmbH
Unified Rescue Group
Wir packen’s an e.V
Rethinking Refugees
Sibylle Zavala, Verband Biologie, Biowissenscahften & Biomedizin Deutschland


Foto Copyright ©Dirk Martin Heinzelmann


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