Demos in Geneva against deportation

On Thursday 26th March, around 30 activists went to Geneva airport to protest against a deportation of migrant Ayop Aziz, reports Demir Sönmez on his blog. The police reacted heavy-handedly, handcuffing activists and removing them from the airport.

Yesterday, Saturday 28th March, more than 200 people gathered in the city centre to protest against the Ayop’s treatment and continued imprisonment.  Following the demo, almost 100 people went to demonstrate in front of the prison where the migrant is being held.

Ayop suffered injuries during a fire at a migrant reception centre in November. You can read more about that (in French) here.

According to latest information, the Swiss government is planning to organise a charter flight to deport Ayop and a number of other migrants to Spain.