In Steenvoorde (Nord Pas-de-Calais), the association Terre d’Errance runs a camp for 25 Eritreans, offering them material aid, food and healthcare.The Flemish far-right organisaton “Maison flamande” has called for a demo in Steenvoorde to demand the closure of the camp. In response, Turbulences Sociales have called for a demo tomorrow at 2pm in front of Steenvoorde town hall in support of the camp and to reject xenophobia and racism.
According to Anafe, last Tuesday and again last Wednesday, whilst the repression in Libya from Gaddafi was ever increasing, the PAF (border police) of Roissy tried to deport a Sengalese national to Tripoli. The deportations were only prevented with the intervention of the Europe Court of Human Rights.
On Tuesday a hunger strike began at Vincennes detention centre (CRA) near Paris. Last night at 7pm a fire started in one room. Police helicopters circled overhead.
CRER (Coordination contre les Rafles, les Expulsions et pour la Regularisation; Coordination against Raids and Deportations and Regularisation) is calling for a demo this Monday in protest at the violence at Steenokkerzeel 127bis detention centre, the arrest of 150 Pakistanis who were occuping a building near the Gare du Midi and police raid on a house occupied by families at Place Lietz. Meet 10am, 28/02/11, at the Porte de Namur Metro Station, Brussels.
Today, Sunday 20th February, that there was a fire in the detention centre 127bis at Steenokkerzeel near Brussels. All the detainees were evacuated and one escaped. The fire coincided with a solidarity demo which was taking place outside the centre. See a video report here.