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Germany: Hundreds denounce Afghan deportations in Hamburg02:19

Germany: Hundreds denounce Afghan deportations in Hamburg

Germany, Hamburg
January 20, 2017 at 17:40 GMT -00:00 · Published

Around 1,000 people protested in front of the City Hall in Hamburg, Friday, against the mass deportation of Afghan refugees from Germany. The protest took place as the Hamburg Committee for Interior discussed the deportations to Afghanistan at the City Hall.

The demonstrators chanted "Stop deportations" while exhibiting banners reading "Afghanistan is not safe" and "Stop deportations."

A possible 479 refugees, including 100 minors, could be deported from Hamburg to Afghanistan following the signing of a joint declaration between German and Afghani authorities, which enables Germany to deport rejected asylum-seekers back to Afghanistan. German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere argued that the agreement would facilitate the acceptance of Afghan asylum-seekers in Germany.

Germany has so far welcomed more than 900,000 Afghan refugees. However, anti-refugee sentiments and increasing demands to curb the number of refugees has forced the German government to seek ways to decrease the number of Afghan refugees in Germany.

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Around 1,000 people protested in front of the City Hall in Hamburg, Friday, against the mass deportation of Afghan refugees from Germany. The protest took place as the Hamburg Committee for Interior discussed the deportations to Afghanistan at the City Hall.

The demonstrators chanted "Stop deportations" while exhibiting banners reading "Afghanistan is not safe" and "Stop deportations."

A possible 479 refugees, including 100 minors, could be deported from Hamburg to Afghanistan following the signing of a joint declaration between German and Afghani authorities, which enables Germany to deport rejected asylum-seekers back to Afghanistan. German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere argued that the agreement would facilitate the acceptance of Afghan asylum-seekers in Germany.

Germany has so far welcomed more than 900,000 Afghan refugees. However, anti-refugee sentiments and increasing demands to curb the number of refugees has forced the German government to seek ways to decrease the number of Afghan refugees in Germany.

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