Antiracist Treefest at #rfcamp #berlin 17:25

(photo by @kingofthecloud)
Police has towed the privately organized bus and violently dragged away supporters, one of the supporters had to get a check-up at the hospital as she was partly dragged across the street on her head by police. One supporter was arrested temporarily, meanwhile he was set free.
The Police said the acquiescence of the camp no longer is in action, no legal document was shown to prove this. 
The reason for the towing and violent implementing by the police is the christmas tree at the Brandenburg Gate that is officially disclosed on the 2nd of December. There was an "antiracist intercultural treefest" (german link) announced by the refugees and their supporters at the refugeecamp for the same time.
Videos of the towing
Photos (via @enough14)
German blog post of the towing & police violence
It is expected that the registered head of the refugee assembly will have to pay for the towing. The engines of the bus was somehow demolished by the police so it would not be taken to the Brandenburg Gate again. Unlike some news articles claim, the bus is not provided by the city, but a privately organized bus, so it will likely have to be paid for as well.
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(photo by @kingofthecloud)

Police has towed the privately organized bus and violently dragged away supporters, one of the supporters had to get a check-up at the hospital as she was partly dragged across the street on her head by police. One supporter was arrested temporarily, meanwhile he was set free.

The Police said the acquiescence of the camp no longer is in action, no legal document was shown to prove this. 

The reason for the towing and violent implementing by the police is the christmas tree at the Brandenburg Gate that is officially disclosed on the 2nd of December. There was an "antiracist intercultural treefest" (german link) announced by the refugees and their supporters at the refugeecamp for the same time.

Videos of the towing

Photos (via @enough14)

German blog post of the towing & police violence

It is expected that the registered head of the refugee assembly will have to pay for the towing. The engines of the bus was somehow demolished by the police so it would not be taken to the Brandenburg Gate again. Unlike some news articles claim, the bus is not provided by the city, but a privately organized bus, so it will likely have to be paid for as well.

Please donate to cover these costs

English Pledge for Donations and how pledgebank works

(translation: “I will donate 25 if 40 others will do the same”)

[In German: Spendenaufruf und wie Pledgebank funktioniert]

Video #rfcamp : police is taking away the bus without legitimation, 19:06 (7:06PM). 1 supporter arrested.

German Documentation of the Refugee Protest March:

Marsch der Würde

German Video from November 10th 2012 : No room for asylum-seekers?

Kein Platz für AsylbewerberInnen? (5-min.-Video, Erstausstrahlung 10.11.2012)

The christmas tree from Norway has now arrived at Pariser Platz. The camp temporarily moved right behind the Brandenburg Gate.
photo via @Wensierski,
altered by @kapuzenauf

The christmas tree from Norway has now arrived at Pariser Platz. The camp temporarily moved right behind the Brandenburg Gate.

photo via @Wensierski,

altered by @kapuzenauf

Due to a christmas tree being set up tomorrow, the refugeecamp has now moved about 100 meters further to Platz des 18. März, right next to Brandenburg Gate 
photo via @CheetahXD

Due to a christmas tree being set up tomorrow, the refugeecamp has now moved about 100 meters further to Platz des 18. März, right next to Brandenburg Gate 

photo via @CheetahXD

Meeting with members of the Interior Committee

Tomorrow at 4 PM, four refugees who act as representatives of all refugees (two from Oranienplatz, two from refugeecamp at Brandenburg Gate) will meet with members of the Interior Committee. This meeting is the result of the negotiations with Maria Böhmer and Dilek Kolat on November 1st.

Camp is moving temporarily

The camp will have to move to the Platz of the 18th march right on the other side of the Brandenburg Gate because on Friday, 23.11., a christmas tree is installed (like every year) on the site where the camp is situated right now. The packing and moving of the camp will be tomorrow night (Thursday, 22.11.).

As soon as the christmas tree is set up, which is planned to take until midnight, the camp will move back if there is no further political developments. The christmas tree construction is planned from approximately 12AM to midnight.

Current info

In the night from 16th to 17th, a car (probably from german region Leipzig, car sign is noted) came by the Brandenburg Gate, 3-5people got out of the car screamed insults directed at left activist and “Heil Hitler”. Police that was at the refugeecamp at this point claims they didn’t see anything. Yesterday afternoon, people who were expelled from pro-palestinian demonstration closeby came by and intended to destroy candles and protest-signs. This was prevented.

Tomorrow at 5PM, there is a plenum that 4 representatives of the refugees are attending to preparefor a meeting with members of the interior.