eipcp News
12 2012

Vienna, Monday, 10th of December, Demo from Refugee Protest Camps to UN-City

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 UNHCR: 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 struggle! Support the Refugee Protest Camp Vienna!

No border, no nation, stop deportation!