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Solidarity demos to free the arrested Anti-imperialists

10. April 2004

Mexico; Vienna (Austria); Brussels (Belgium); Perugia (Italy)

Sit-in in front of the Italian Embassy in Mexico

On April 5 some 75 people gathered in av. Las Palmas #1994 col. Lomas de Chapultepec to protest against the arrest of the anti-imperialists in Europe and especially in Italy. They chanted following slogans:

The criminalization of the resistance against the war will only create more resistance! Freedom for the political prisoners! No to isolation confinement! Down with the war!

The protest was supported by following groups:

Colectivo Libertad, Izquierda Democrática Popular, colectivos otomà­es de San Pablo Autopan, Red de Defensa de la Humanidad, seccià³n 22 del SNTE, Comità© Cerezo DF, Puebla y Guadalajara; Jà³venes en Resistencia Alternativa, Colectivo Polà­tico La gota de Chihuahua, Chih.; doctor Gilberto Là³pez y Rivas, general Josà© Francisco Gallardo, Luis Fong, colectivos ñahñúes de la sierra de Hidalgo

Vienna, Austria

A demonstration has been called for by the Anti-imperialist Camp and the DHKC International supported by a wide range of organisations and personalities in Vienna, Austria.

Report on the demonstration:

On April 8 about 60 people demonstrated in front of the Italian embassy in Vienna for the liberation of the Turkish and Italian anti-imperialists, who were arrested on the 1st of April in Perugia.

They asked for the right to free speech. The criminalisation of those who always expressed their solidarity with the Iraqi resistance should not pass. The solidarity with the Turkish anti-fascist movement is not an act of terrorism.

Speakers condemned the anti-democratic move of the European Union and expressed once again their solidarity with the Iraqi resistance. They pointed out the special significance of the solidarity in times of mass uprising which is going on in Iraq today.

The rally followed on to the Turkish embassy, where the same days a lot of Turkish activists where arrested.

Brussels, Belgium

About 80 persons participated to this action day.
It started with a press conference in the office of the DHKC in Brussels.

There were several daily newspapers` journalists like from Hürriyet, Milliyet, ATV-Sabah, the kurdish “özgür politika” and “Le Soir” from Belgium.

At the end of the press conference a demonstration moved to the Italian embassy with a very huge number of flags and banners. On one of them just the words: “our struggle is legitime”.
After an hour action, the demo spread and joined in Schuman square in front of the European Parliament and the European Commission.

Indymedia Belgium (10.000 visits a day, a real mass media) sent a reporter and reports of the action day have been published in the center of their page.

Perugia, Italy

For Saturday, April 10, a demonstration to free the arrested anti-imperialists has been scheduled in Perugia, Italy, by the Anti-imperialist Camp. Perugia was the centre of the anti-democratic police operation of April 1.

We call upon the anti-imperialist world movement to take similar action.