NO to the arrests of the undocument people
Theo Francken on the attack: the arrests seem more and more to target
THE FIGHT GOES ON… SOLIDARITY… WE WILL NOT LET IT HAPPEN!
Gathering at the Foreigners Office on 10 April 2017 at 1.30 p.m to demand the closing of the centres and the end of deportations.
PRESS RELEASE OF THE UNDOCUMENTED’S COORDINATION
ON THE FRANTIC ARRESTS OF UNDOCUMENTED PEOPLE
It is with great anger and huge indignation that the Undocumented’s Coordination heard about the arrest of 31 undocumented people in Ixelles after a control mission that took place on 28 March in the public transports while on that same day the CSC, the FGTB and the Coordination of undocumented workers were demonstrating in the beginning of the afternoon to denounce the exploitation of undocumented workers on many building sites in Brussels and more particularly in the framework of the development of four lanes in Arts-Loi metro station.
The federal police argued that this action aimed at further reducing the criminality in Brussels’ public transports and at increasing the feeling of safety of the users. It is not because a control mission is legal that it is legitimate. The date and place of the control were not chosen randomly, it clearly points the frantic hunt of undocumented people.
It was with the same anger and indignation that we had heard about the arrest of our two comrades Medoune Ndiaye and Malik Ball, devoted key activists of the Undocumented’s Voice.
The Undocumented’s Coordination believes that the vase of the pressure against undocumented people is overflowing. The indifference of the Belgian people to the extremist excesses of Theo Francken upsets us. Theo Franken built his asylum and migration policy on prejudices and paranoia. The amalgam between immigration and terrorism has become too important within the government which much too easily associates undocumented with criminals and terrorists. Thousands of arrests of innocent people continue to happen on the street, randomly. They sometimes happen through trickery at the Foreigners Office and are followed with imprisonment in the five closed centres of Belgium. Francken’s obsession and obstinacy for imprisonment and his behaviour full of disdain for migrants should have all Belgians bouncing of indignation. The treatment reserved to immigrants and undocumented is a reason to be outraged.
After all this, the Undocumented’s Coordination is calling for a big indignation gathering in front of the Foreigners Office this Monday 10 April at 1.30 p.m. to denounce the recent wave of arrests and demand the release of Medoune Ndiaye and Malik Ball.
Coordination des Sans-papiers de Belgique
Serge 0493 291 974, Romina 0479 772 317, Mamadou 0493 995 444