Statement of Solidarity for the March for Freedom

The March for Freedom has reached Brussels, after marching for one month from Strasbourg via Saarbrucken, Schengen and Luxembourg. With the March for Freedom, hundreds of refugees, migrants and supporters defied the national borders imposed on them and us. They took their right to free movement which is denied to them.

With them, the international coalition of Blockupy raises its voice for this right and the right to study and work for everybody. With them, we oppose the deportation of refugees and migrants within the European Union and to their countries of origin. With them, we oppose the militarized border controls on the external borders of the EU which are organized by Frontex.

We condemn the police violence against some activists in Luxembourg during an action confronting the European Council meeting. We condemn also the attempt to stop a delegation of refugees headed in Brussels, first at the Swiss-Italian border, then at the French-Italian one.

We greet finally the results of the “NoBordersTrain” which, in connection with the March for Freedom, has succeeded to overcome the Swiss border at Chiasso and to ensure freedom of movement and of choice for dozens of refugees.

– Blockupy Europe coordinating group –