Stop detentions - free the Barcelona 59!

On Saturday, 24th of June 2006, one hundred of activists from Spain and many european countries, have entered, in a pacifistic but strong way, the detention centres for immigrants of Zona Franca, Barcelona.

That is, like the ones, (CPT) in Italy, an ehnic jail in which will be rounded up the immigrant citizen "guilty" of not having the "right" papers. As in the italian case, also in the Spain of the democractic and progressive Zapatero, millions of euros have been spent in building horribles detention facilities for the administrative detention of people that are not guilty of any offence but the one of willing to live and travel in Europe. This detention camp of Zona Franca will be the biggest of Spain. The activists have occupied it, showing banners and slogans against human rights violations and for the closing of every ethnic prison. Then they started to dismantle it, from the cages to the internal surveillance devices, putting all this stuff outside in the sight of everybody.

The anti-riot police entered with violence, even if the protester where calm and steady. The journalist inside where hurt. Police used dogs and then after menaces and aggressions, rounded up the 59 activits. In these days actions and protests are going on in Barcelone.

* We ask the immediate release of all the comrades detenees! Between them there are peoples coming form many cities in Italy.

* We reclaim the legitimacy of every kind of action aimed to, dismantle and put out of order every detention camp all over Europe.

* We did it in Bologna in 2002 and in Gradisca D'Isonzo, against the biggest detention center for immigrants in Italy.

  • We reclaim the right to escape for all the immigrants prisoners in the camps, like it happened in Turin in the past weeks.
  • We reclaim the right to sustain the internal revolts, right shows of refusals against these terribles violations of human rights.
  • We reclaim the right to build up network of protection and escape for illegals immigrants that flee form absurd immigration laws.
  • We reclaim our right to fight for a different Europe, for immigrants and for ourselves togheter. An Europe of freedom of movement, of freedom from explioitation.
  • We remember that Zapatero's Spain is the same where 40 people that where crossing the border have been killed by the police. To the Italian center-left government we promise a good autumn to talk about the closure of the italians detention centers. Because we won't wait anymore.

    Common Area of The Social Desobedience