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8th Solidarity March: For a Humane and Open Europe

They come in bare feet and with empty stomachs, if they make it at all. Refugees still do not get the support they need from EU governments. Join an upcoming march in Zagreb to show solidarity with refugees!

by Danela Žagar
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Migrations caused by war, poverty, violence and other injustices have become part of our everyday lives. For years now, the European Union’s response to this migration has been to close the borders of Fortress Europe.

It is time to tear down these walls and make Europe a safe haven for everybody, in accordance with its proclaimed fundamental values. This is why the “Welcome!” Initiative and the Antifascist Network of Zagreb are organizing the 8th Solidarity March in support of refugees and all others fleeing from social injustices.

The march will begin at noon of November 14, 2015, at the Trg žrtava fašizma in Zagreb, and proceed across Trg kralja Tomislav and finally end at the Trg Europe.

For a humane and open Europe

We have seen far too many cold, hungry and barefoot people pass through Croatia and other European states, and too many people have died trying to cross the Mediterranean in their attempts to reach Europe. The current humanitarian crisis in Europe is the result of the cynical relationship of the institutions of the European Union and EU governments, which helped cause the migration crisis thanks to their centralist practices.

The shutting of borders cannot be our response to the current crisis, nor can the dangerous, economically destabilizing policies of several EU countries. If you wish to live in a humane and open Europe, one that is based on solidarity and offers the conditions for a dignified life for everybody, join our solidarity march and express your support for refugees and disagreement with the current policies of European institutions and governments.

In solidarity,

Antifascist Network of Zagreb and "Welcome!" Initiative

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