Open your doors and let‘s do it together! Citizens‘ Asylum in Saxony Now!
2021-09-02, 15:30–17:30, Tent 9
Language: English

Beschreibung: Writing pamphlets and press releases, documenting deportation cases, creating broad alliances, demonstrations and blockades, an ever more professionalizing counselling structure in Saxony - yet it is not enough. Deportations continue and in the year of the election to German parliament, Saxon authorities enforce ever more brutally. Leipzig/ Halle airport plays a crucial role, especially in the regular deportations to Georgia and Tunisia but to other countries such as Afghanistan as well.

Hiding people, finding a safe place, organizing proper legal counselling, taking care of special needs - this is all been done by many in Saxony. Yet, a network has not emerged that exchanges information and labels the practice of hiding people facing deportations as it is what it is: an act of civil disobedience.

In this open space we want to exchange on our experiences and ressources and, most of all, want to come to a conclusion concerning a practice of citizens' asylum that doesn't remain in the shadows anymore. It is time to stand up against deportations. For us, it is not only about giving shelter, For us, it is to fight for the freedom of movement. We refuse to continue opening our doors silently.

A good impression was given by a group in Münster in Radio Fluchthilfe (interview in German): https://www.nrwision.de/mediathek/radio-fluchtpunkt-buergerinnenasyl-200804/


Short description

Saxon authorities enforce ever deportaions more brutally and Leipzig/ Halle airport plays a crucial role.

Hiding people from deportation- this is all been done by many in Saxony. Yet, a network has not emerged that creates public awareness for this act of civil disobedience.

We want to exchange on our experiences and ressources and want to come to a conclusion concerning a practice of citizens' asylum that doesn't remain in the shadows anymore. It is time to openly stand up against deportations.

german Title

Open your doors and let‘s do it together! Citizens‘ Asylum in Saxony Now!