(speech at demonstration in front of the gate of the deportation center Ter Apel, Saturday December 21st, 2013)
We are here today to share with you the little things we cán share. These words. Soup. Toys and candy for the children.
We are also here today to tell you, and even more: to tell the authorities, to tell COA, IND and DT&V, to tell the Dutch government, that we find the fact that people are being forced to live here, being intimidated to cooperate to return to where they came from, is an outrage, it is shameful and hateful and it needs to end NOW.
You and me, we are all people. We are all equal. We all should have the right to freedom of movement, to freedom of settlement. Not only those that were so lucky to be born in this country. The right to freedom for all. Period. To not have to fear persecution, to not have to be afraid of violence. We cannot begin to imagine what it must be like to be treated with the disrespect that the Dutch and European government have for refugees, for you who have to stay here, in this center. To be treated like a liar.
Freedom of movement for everyone! That is what we demand here today. And for all immigration prisons and deportation centers to be shut down immediately. Do we have to break them down ourselves? Then, if so, we should. Because your freedom is denied by the Dutch state, in the name of all Dutch people. read further on the website of Joke Kaviaar