Čaj je i politički! – Izvještaj sa prošlonedeljne akcije solidarnosti “Čaj a ne granice” // This tea is political! – Report from last week’s solidarity action “Chai not borders”

(english version below)

Parkovi u Beogradu su i dalje puni putnika, koji moraju boravit na otvorenom, uglavnom usled ilegalizacije i policijske represije. Još jedan solidarni skup deljenja čaja i nezavisnih informacija je održan u parku kod autobuske stanice u nedjelju 18. jula 2015. Ove večeri nas je bilo najmanje 400 samo u ovom parku. Ima puno dece i porodica. Grad Beograd do sada još uvek nije omogućio obećani WC ili/i tuš za korišćenje, iako bi to bila najosnovnija stvar, ipak opština i dalje ne interveniše.

Čuli smo puno priča o opasnostima i rizicima na putu. Jedna grupa nam je ispričala da kada su prolazili kroz Bugarsku, policija je pustila na njih policijski pse. Tom prilikom nekoliko ljudi je bilo ozbiljno ozljeđeno.

Situacija u parkovima se ne menja, komunalna policija sa vremena na vreme i dalje tera ljude iz parkova kao i iz drugih javnih mesta. Takođe, postoji i dalje problem da mnogi nemaju šanse da dođu na red kako bi zatražili azil u policijskog stanici i dobili papir koji dokumentuje nameru za azilom. Činjenica je da ovi ljudi nemaju izbora, i tako moraju spavati na ulici jer ne mogu dobiti sobu u hostelu jer su “ilegalizirani”. Većinom su kampovi daleko i vrlo je teško i skupo doći do tih mesta.

Međutim, osjeća se pojačana tenzija, desničarske grupe, a i neki mejnstrim mediji jačaju rasističke priče o “tim ljudima”, kreirajući mit o momentu kada će migranti “preplaviti” Srbiju a time i cjelu Evropu. Antifašistička solidarnost je sada bitnija neko ikad!

(Samo) Humanitarna pomoć nije rešenje – zauzmimo stav za slobodu kretanja i boravka svakog čoveka, za pravo na grad za SVE , za drustvo bez fašizma, za zdrav okoliš…!

Čaj je politički! Pridružite nam se na sledećoj solidarnoj akciji “Čaj a ne granice” u subotu 25. jula u 19i30h. 

Ako bi ste želeli da donirate nešto, konkretno šta je potrebno : crni čaj,šećer, plastične čaše i kašičice, sredstva za ličnu higijenu (vlažne maramice, sapun, šampon u manjim pakovanjima, higijenski ulošci za žene, brijači, paste i četkice za zube, pelene za bebe… možete doneti i letnju garderobu (mušku, žensku i dečiju). HVALA.

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The Belgrade Parks are still full of travelers, which are forced to sleep outside due to illegalization and repression from the side of the police. So the weekly solidarity gathering (handing out tea and independent information on the EU border system)  happened on Sunday 18th of July 2015. This evening we were with atleast 400 people in the park next to the main bus station. Among them many families with children. The city of Belgrade still did not provide the promised toilets; also there is not any possibility to shower apart from a small public water tap. Even if a basic right to use toilets and shower, there is not any action coming from the municipality.

We heard many stories from difficulties and risks on the journey to Serbia. One group told us that the Bulgarian police was letting their dogs to haunt the people, leaving several people seriously injured due to dog bites.

The situation in the parks is not changing much: still the police comes from time to time to send the people away from the park near to the train station and from other public places. Also there is still the problem that the migrants mainly have very little chance to come to turn to ask for asylum due to big crowd in front of in the police station, due to this they would get a paper from the police that shows their intention to ask for asylum. It is a fact that without this paper they have to sleep on the streets, because they are illegalized and they cannot rent a room in a hostel. Even if they got the police paper, it’s really difficult to come to the camps, because they are in most cases several hundred kilometers from Belgrade.

Meanwhile, there is a intensified tension, right-wing groups but also some mainstream media increased to spread racist stories about the ones they refer to as “those people”, creating the myth about the moment when migrants will “flood” Serbia and therefore the whole Europe. Antifascist solidarity is now more important than ever! Humanitarian help (only) is not a solution – Let  us take a stand for freedom of movement and stay for everyone, for the right to the city for ALL, for a society without fascism, for a healthy environment, …!

This tea is political! Join us on the next solidarity action “Caj not borders” on Saturday 25th of July 2015 at 7:30 pm.

If you would like to donate something, urgently needed are the following things: black tea, sugar, plastic cups and teaspoons, personal hygiene items (wet wipes, soap, shampoo in small packages, sanitary napkins for women, razors, toothpaste or toothbrushes), nappies, you can also bring summer clothes (men, women, children).

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