Today we did a solidarity demonstration at the Detention Centre Rotterdam (DCR). In this prison, people are locked up awaiting their deportation. The DCR is part of the cruel, racist and colonial detention and deportation regime of Fortress Europe.
With around 80 people, we marched together to the DCR to make a lot of noise and show the imprisoned people that we stand with them. At the prison, some people gave speeches for the people inside and it was clear that our presence was noted as people were waving from their windows. We chanted, held flags that reached above the walls of the prison and threw tennis balls with the phone number of a support line inside the prison walls.
Fortress Europe starts here, let’s stop it here!