[Video] Paris Defies Ban On Pro Palestine Demonstrations, Clashes Break Out

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Video From Revolution Et Libertes

Paris, France

The following video helps breakdown the sequences of events in Paris during todays (July 19th) demonstration in support of Palestine and in defiance of the French governments ban on Pro Palestinian / Anti Zionist protests.

The video breakdown is clear: 1: Peaceful Protestors Defying The Government Ban 2: Police React With Tear Gas Attacks 3: The People Resist

The French police can be seen HERE attacking a disabled pro Palestinian demonstrator who is bound to a wheelchair. As people rush to defend the man from the police and cameras appear, the police back off. Continue reading

The Ohlauer crisis: a watershed moment for asylum policy in Germany?

From Equal Times

By Sharon Dodua Otoo

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On 24 June 2014, Kreuzberg – a vibrant, multicultural neighbourhood of Berlin – was virtually turned into a police state overnight.

<p>Local government and police mishandling of the situation in Ohlauer Strasse almost brought the situation to near fatal disaster.</p>
Local government and police mishandling of the situation in Ohlauer Strasse almost brought the situation to near fatal disaster.

(Photo/Ole Ukena)

Up to 1,720 officers, some in full riot gear and armed with machine guns, were deployed in an area no bigger than a few blocks.

They were there to remove 40 refugees who were staging a roof-top protest against their imminent eviction from an abandoned school building on Ohlauer Strasse.

Hundreds, at times thousands, of demonstrators came out to support the political demands of the refugees.

The siege lasted for eight days, during which time freedom of movement – even for members of parliament and journalists – was completely restricted.

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[Video] Spain: 492 immigrants jump the fence in North African enclave Melilla

“Melilla registered its largest number of immigrants entering since 2005 on Tuesday, when 492 people from the Sub-Saharan region jumped over the double fence shortly after 08:00 local time (07:00 GMT).

Many of them sustained injuries. Between 50-100 people have cuts of varying degrees, so that the Red Cross had to set up a field hospital. The Spanish authorities used rubber bullets, but stress that nobody was injured by them. Continue reading