Tuesday, June 6

Germany-Based Gambians to protest against planned deportation

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Information reaching this medium has revealed that Gambians in Germany are going to the street against the planned deportation of Gambians undocumented migrants in the European nation.

“Due to the high number of Gambian migrants in Baden-Württemberg, a comrade contacted me a few days ago and finally agreed to organise a demonstration on Saturday 27th May 2023, from 14:00 to 17:00 European time at Stuttgart’s Schlossplatz, after receiving permission from the authorities upon their request,” Germany based- Gambia told this reporter.

According to the source, the demonstration is being organised by the Gambia Refugee Association Europe Branch together with its cooperation partners and supporters.

“Since last week Gambian migrants have been telling me we should organise a demonstration against the planned deportation. But in my experience with the community, people can talk when deportation is planned, but when it comes to going to the streets and demonstrating, nobody goes, especially here in Berlin.

“So after talking to a comrade in Stuttgart on the phone about the planned demonstration on Saturday, I made it clear to him that we are all in solidarity and support the planned demonstration, even if it is far away and we can’t go, but the struggle is ours and we are all demonstrating physically and virtually, by raising awareness and calling on our brothers and sisters to turn up in numbers on Saturday and raise their voices and concerns to the German and Gambian governments to uphold the deportation process and stop the Gambian delegates in Germany from identifying Gambians to be deported to The Gambia,” he added.

The source further revealed that the migrants want The Gambian Government to negotiate with the EU to reconsider its Good Practice Document, which was initiated to create solutions and potential opportunities for migrants who are already in Europe, integrated, and on the right track.

“These and many other demands will be raised at the planned demonstration in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany,” the source noted.

The source further said recently Gambian delegation has been present at the German Foreigners Authority. He added German Police have been arresting Gambian undocumented migrants for identification for deportation over the past few days.