Surprise demonstration in front of the closed centres in Steenokkerzeel this Sunday 30th of April 2017
Information from inside the centres
This Sunday, we got a first phone call from the Caricole closed centre: ‘There are demonstrators in front of the centre who are crying out for freedom; they are many, it’s great!’
Then another call from the 127bis closed centre:
First the men were not too happy. They were deprived of their daily walk at 3 p.m.They want to speak with the demonstrators.
Then came the details:’It is terrible madam, are they all with us? I didn’t know’.
Then further details: ‘They are 40 or 50. They are shouting out loud. The guards were really panicking.’ We were trying to shout with them but the guards very quickly locked the windows. The police arrived after 30 minutes with dogs. We will be there for the Steenrock demonstration next Saturday! We are with you.’
A man is calling us from his cell from where he can hear the demonstrators: he has been on a hunger strike for 10 days. ‘Here it is disgusting, we are not animals. We want freedom.’
On the women’s side, the guards very quickly locked all doors and windows, even the toilets’. “We can not even go to the loo anymore.’ ‘It’s a prison here’. ‘We would like to participate but they prevent us from doing so!’
After the demonstration, all the men were in a state of shock. Some were rying, one of them freaked out and broke everything in the toilets. Then,
4 detainees tried to escape by cutting the fences. The guards realized very quickly and intervened.
On the 1st and 2nd of May, 7 detainees were been transferred to various
Let’s meet at the Steenrock festival this Saturday 6th of May 2017