In order to break our political stagnation, due to the Coronavirus epidemic, we went out on the night of January 24th.
We decided to set fire to several vehicles of the municipal police – parked in the parking lot of the city hall, in Ossietzky street*.
We wanted to oppose the arming of the control and repression organs, which is linked to the pandemic situation.
If we look at the last years, we see a significant strengthening of the municipal police force.
The tightening of the police laws and the continuing crisis due to the pandemic are giving (have given) them more and more competences. We can see how they are “policing”. In an increasingly authoritarian and violent way.
It is the municipal police who impose violence when we have to be restricted in our so-called free time, outside of work.
Because the measures taken to curb the pandemic are intended to forcibly maintain our ability to work and to deprive us of our social freedoms.
You will always try to restrict our freedom of movement, especially at night, or to close down meeting places, rather than factories or office floors. But we will always find ways to oppose you, no matter how difficult it is. On October 23 last year**, you managed to ban our demonstration. The city was cordoned off by the cops in a military way, that day our room for maneuvering was limited, the direct truncheon in the face would have probably been the consequence in many situations. In the years to come we will be confronted with such bans again and again.
You can ban our demonstrations and control the areas where you expect us on those days. But we remain “Autonomous. Resistant. Irreducible”.
If you take us away during the day, we’ll fall back on the night.
People who will still do it!
Until you lay down your weapons and open the way for a new emancipatory beginning!
* according to German newspapers, four electric cars of the Polizeibehörde (comparable to the municipal police in French cities) were set on fire in the backyard of the city hall in the Abtnaundorf district.
** A demonstration against the criminalization of the revolutionary movement and the stigmatization of the working-class district of Connewitz was planned in Leipzig on October 23, 2021, but was banned.