Demonstration planned against anchor centers in bamberg

Against the controversial anchor centers for asylum seekers will take place on saturday (8. September) demonstrations take place in three bavarian cities. The protest actions in bamberg, augsburg and regensburg were called for by several local alliances together with the bavarian refugee council. According to a press release on wednesday, the organizers demand the closure of these facilities in bavaria.

"The goals of these mass camps are exclusively isolation, exclusion and deportation, participation and integration are not desired", martin jansen becomes chairman of the bamberger initiative "freund statt fremd" (friend instead of stranger) quoted in the press release. According to their own statements, the participating organizations advocate fair asylum procedures instead of deportations, the basic right to asylum instead of isolation, humanity instead of deterrence, and integration instead of exclusion.

Demonstration announced for saturday

As a central event against the "renewed tightening of asylum policy in bavaria" a demonstration is planned for saturday in bamberg. It is to start at 1 p.M. With a kick-off rally in front of the anchor center (birkenallee) and end around 3 p.M. With another rally in the city center at the neptunbrunnen (gabelmann). On the same day, a rally is planned in regensburg at 12 noon, followed by an information stand on neupfarrplatz. At the augsburg town hall square at 12.30 o’clock a "protestperformance listed.

Since 1. Anchor centers ("arrival, decision, repatriation") were set up in all bavarian administrative districts, each with up to 1.500 bursts set up for asylum seekers. According to plans of the bavarian ministry of the interior, all important authorities are to work together there and thus speed up the decisions on asylum applications. The bamberg anchor center is responsible for 14 countries of origin. However, several organizations criticize the anchor centers as "deportation camps" and complain above all "unurdige zustande", under which people often had to live for months there.

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