on September 26th 2016 (26.9.2016) at 17.30,
Bahnhofstraße / Preuteplatz in front of Primark
Stop the „Wohnsitzauflage“ and its retroactive application
In Focus: the Integration Law of the Federal Government
In cities like Gelsenkirchen, Essen, Bochum refugees are protesting against the „Wohnsitz-auflage“ (forced residency). They accuse: „We have fled from war and destruction and have begun to rebuild our lives here. This law takes us back to zero and destroys our hopes.“
On August, 15th 2016 (15.8.2016) the Monday Demonstration Gelsenkirchen learned from
the refugees about the existential needs that arise from the implementation of
the „Wohnsitzauflage“, which was done in a quick and ruthless way in Gelsenkirchen. For those recognized refugees who came between January, 1st and August, 6th 2016 (1.1.2016 – 6.8.2016), it meant: They received rejection letters from the job center and thus, no money. They were no longer covered by health insurance and supposed to leave Gelsenkirchen. Many fought together against this incredible law and achieved an initial success in Gelsenkirchen, namely a suspension of the „Wohnsitzauflage“ until October, 31st 2016 (31.8.2016). But we cannot be satisfied with this. We join our force.
No retroactive application of the Wohnsitzauflage! We fight to stay! Those, who had to escape from war and terror, shall live in peace and without fear!
Come and mobilize everyone to the demonstration on September 26th, 2016 (26.9.2016) in Gelsenkirchen!
Martina Reichmann and Thomas Kistermann, Monday Demonstration Gelsenkirchen