A comrade in the Netherlands has sent a first-hand report from last night’s extraordinary anti-police riots in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, which included Dutch police firing their guns into the crowd.
Some out-of-touch “leftists” have tried to dismiss these riots because they coincided with and/or overtook a protest called by the right wing against new government restrictions. However, something like last night’s youth uprising against police cannot be so simply reduced— as our writer makes clear.
I don’t know where to start writing about this. On the one hand I’m overtaken by emotion, still processing the things I witnessed last night. On the other hand I’m trying to make sense of what has happened from the perspective of someone who believes in social revolution. I don’t think the latter will be something that I can fit into this short, emotionally laden piece of text, but some things need to be said about this right now. What happened last night was so much more than the supposed “fascist riot” many are dismissing it as.
Last night a protest against the (renewed) Coronavirus measures was called. This protest was clearly initiated by people that should, for the most part, be called fascist. These protests draw a crowd much more diverse than just fascists, however, and the discontent is broadening, especially now that the state is imposing more and stricter repression to control the spread of the virus.
In all this time I had not seen a single sign related to the protest, not heard a single slogan, not seen a single banner. This was about a collective and widespread hate for the police. You could taste, smell and feel it on every single corner of that street that night.
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THIS IS THE ACT OF REVOLUTIONARY SELF-DEFENSE OF PROLETARIAT.
THIS IS THE REVOLUTIONARY ANGER OF OPPRESSED.
On July 15 around 3:30AM we used a bomb against police cars in Gemert. We are oppressed but we don’t victimize ourselves, we act from the position of power against the state’s repression. In this neoliberal world, there is no safety for proletariat. So let’s take away the safety from the state as well, in the big cities and small villages.
We do this in solidarity with undocumented proletariat who are holding the hunger strike in Brussels, Belgium. As an armed hand of working class, we have a duty to return the violence to the state. The undocumented proletariat in Brussels must receive legal papers. We call our movement to express more public solidarity with them.
July 18 2021
Anarchist publication RUMOER #4 is out! Check it on: rumoer.noblogs.org
BOOOOOOOM!!! RUMOER number four on your screen (or preferably, on paper). Loaded edition with thoughts and reflections. About the curfew riots in the Netherlands, corona-stress of anti-authoritarian people but also on accountability-processes. Also there is lots of news from very far and pretty nearby…
Like the last issues, this RUMOER will be spread on the streets, in spots that are not 100% hygienic. You may also find it in your better bookstore or (anti)social-center. If you cant find it there you can also just print it, or send us an email with your order. You could order a couple more, so your friends and family profit from it as well. Quite nice is that you can send us some money, if you have any, otherwise we will just send you one for free. Send your request to RUMOER at RISEUP dot NET.
We send hugs and strength to all our anarchist fighters, lovers, and rascals around the globe, see you soon on the streets.
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