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Germany: Thousands gather for refugee rights in Hamburg

Germany, Hamburg
November 2, 2013 at 18:19 GMT +00:00 · Published

Germany: Thousands gather for refugee rights in Hamburg

Thousands of protesters gathered in Hamburg on Saturday to demonstrate for the "Lampedusa solidarity group", an African refugee organisation advocating for refugee rights in Germany. Activists have been organising demonstrations since mid-October after giving the Hamburg Senate an ultimatum to end, what they say, are racially profiled police checks and the persecution of refugees.

Although the activists have been successful in stopping police raids, refugees are still struggling for access to the labour market, housing, medical and social care, education and free choice of residence within the European Union.

About 300 African refugees, many migrating from Libya, have been living in Hamburg for the past few months, many of whom are housed on the grounds of St. Pauli Protestant church.

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Germany: Thousands gather for refugee rights in Hamburg

Thousands of protesters gathered in Hamburg on Saturday to demonstrate for the "Lampedusa solidarity group", an African refugee organisation advocating for refugee rights in Germany. Activists have been organising demonstrations since mid-October after giving the Hamburg Senate an ultimatum to end, what they say, are racially profiled police checks and the persecution of refugees.

Although the activists have been successful in stopping police raids, refugees are still struggling for access to the labour market, housing, medical and social care, education and free choice of residence within the European Union.

About 300 African refugees, many migrating from Libya, have been living in Hamburg for the past few months, many of whom are housed on the grounds of St. Pauli Protestant church.

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