After 2 weeks of protest-camp in cold weather, the refugees who came
with the march from Traiskirchen to Vienna on 24th of November are
calling for a demo to the Vienna UN headquarters. Austrian politicians
and institutions are refusing until today to respond to the demands of
the refugees. For this reason, the refugees want to bring their demands
to an international level and present them to the United Nations'
refugee agency UNHCR.
“Now, we are going to the United Nations, as the Austrian authorities
don't want to give us any reply. So we expect from the UNHCR, who have
to be engaged for Human Rights of refugees worldwide, to listen to our
demands and to support us to get our rights,” so the refugees.
These are the central demands that the refugees want to present to the
We demand the right to asylum for all our reasons of flight, as in our
countries, there is no safe life for us for many different reasons.
We don't want to live in lagers, but in places with human conditions.
We want access to German courses and to professional education.
We demand the right to work
If Austria refuses to accept us, we demand from the institutions of the
UN to support us to get our fingerprints deleted so that we can travel
to a safe country where we can live and stay.
The approximately 50 refugees who are staying at Sigmund Freud Park up
till today, after many have been transferred by force to other regions
of Austria, are continuing their struggle and declare: “We tell the
government that they won't bring us down. They must stop playing Ping
Pong with refugees and Asylum seekers in Austria. If our demands are not
fulfills, tomorrow, there will be more protest camps in other cities
and regions of Austria.”
Come and join the demo, show your solidarity with the refugees in
Support the Refugee Protest Camp Vienna!
No border, no nation, stop deportation!