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Germany: Students in Berlin strike against racism02:41

Germany: Students in Berlin strike against racism

Germany, Berlin
November 19, 2015 at 07:40 GMT +00:00 · Published

Several thousand students of schools and universities from all over Berlin gathered in the centre of the German capital, Thursday, for an 'education strike' against racism.

One of the organisers stated that students of Berlin came out "to protest the rise of racist and right-wing movements in Germany, as well as the racist asylum laws that the government is passing." He added that Germany has been seeing "tens of thousands of people under right-wing populist and right-wing extremist banners, and we have over 500 attacks on refugee centres this year alone, which is a meteoric rise. So it is definitely one of the most dangerous movements that exist in Germany and Europe today."

According to the protesting students, "the state is fuelling this hatred, their reactionary asylum laws, their discourse that they are pushing is basically saying 'there are some people we can use, and there some people we do not want and we need to push them away.' So this fuels these right-wing extremists who use discourse and can present themselves as a more consequent alternative."

Germany: Students in Berlin strike against racism02:41
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Several thousand students of schools and universities from all over Berlin gathered in the centre of the German capital, Thursday, for an 'education strike' against racism.

One of the organisers stated that students of Berlin came out "to protest the rise of racist and right-wing movements in Germany, as well as the racist asylum laws that the government is passing." He added that Germany has been seeing "tens of thousands of people under right-wing populist and right-wing extremist banners, and we have over 500 attacks on refugee centres this year alone, which is a meteoric rise. So it is definitely one of the most dangerous movements that exist in Germany and Europe today."

According to the protesting students, "the state is fuelling this hatred, their reactionary asylum laws, their discourse that they are pushing is basically saying 'there are some people we can use, and there some people we do not want and we need to push them away.' So this fuels these right-wing extremists who use discourse and can present themselves as a more consequent alternative."

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