3rd manifestation against thor steinar – nazi shop in berlin friedrichshain mar 21st 2009 – kiezparade
“Kiezparade” – 3rd manifestation against thor-steinar-selling nazi-shop “tromsö” in berlin friedrichshain on march 21st 2009
on saturday, march 21st 2009, around 2500 – 3000 people have been on the streets, taking part in the 3rd (inofficially partly fourth) manifestation against the “tromsö”, a shop in their neighbourhood, famous for selling thor steinar – nazi clothing. (pictures from first and second manifestation) german neonazis finances their structures with the help of incomes of these clothing companies. berlin right now has several of these shops, trying to present themselves as “just tidy shops for sweatshirts”.
the manifestation began around 12 o’clock at boxhagener platz in berlin-friedrichshain and ended around 4 p.m. in front of the safeguarded shop.
the information output mostly aimed at the neighbourhood in this kiez (berlingerman dialect for “quartier”, part of a city) friedrichshain, accused (not without reasons) for too much tolerance against 1) the shop itself as well as against 2) ‘hidden’ rightwing thinking.
on monday, march 16th 2009, berlin´s government admitted that right now berlin tax payers´ money is spent for private escort of “tromsö” shop staff. after finish of this mentioned official 3rd manifestation against this shop at around 4.p.m., the second safeguard shift has been installed in front of the shop at 5 p.m. – every hour of every policeman cost berlin´s people money. as mentioned in this article, “tromsö” got termination of rent contract by the renter. actually, it could be the same renter who overpainted the tag “against nazis!”, been visible at front wall until only few days before this 3rd manifestation. of course – it could have been the shop taff “cleaning up” and refreshing its outfit by wall paint – but, to be honest, this question is not really answered so far. the renter officially claimed in his termination that he was not informed about the background of his new renters. hard to believe, actually, ’cause the tromsö/thor steinar-item is not undervalued, at least by some trustful media. but as soon as this question gets conctrete, the shop staff will use this in order to attack the termination juridically. berlin´s activists count with a long way through law institutions before the realisation of the contract termination may turn visible, at least, as long legal ways stay the only one. the fact, that this situation right now is an exact repeating of some other shops like this in berlin (the shop in rosa-luxemburg-street so far after such a hard fight of activists against it – still is opening its doors. the neighbours there still are walking by as if a shop like this was nothing strange in a street carrying this name.- in direct neighbourhood of a theatre place like the “volksbühne”. the acitve intitiative there so far waits until realisation of spoken law word turns real. but the shop sells on…) – this fact. that this situation is an exact repeating of similar nazi shop situations in berlin might let people start to say “enough!” out louder then so far.
the question, with what to fill the “sad hole” after the nazi staff is thrown out of this place, is already answered. an antifascistic memorial place initiative will take tha place, as soon as this nazi shop staff and their friends begin to get some fear to go on like this – as soon as they begin to think with a trace of logic in their minds and start to prefer their own private piece and healthyness instead of a further provocation, which would have to end in a desaster if continued.
but so far – people going to take part in manifestations against this shop observe shop staff in charming talks with police safeguard, with bright smiles on their faces.
so, as you can see: no problem in berlin, everything´s fine.
[as long as this articles waits for promised documents, awaited by editorial staff of this medium, please take some time for a polish report translation.] – update march 27th 09. obwohl genügend Abgeordnetenhausmitglieder der Sitzung gefolgt sind und Ohrenzeugen der polizeilichen Bestätigung waren, “vergaß” der Protokollant, die Antwort schriftlich im Sitzungsprotokoll niederzuschreiben, die Antwort fehlt “zufällig” im Protokoll. Nun muß auf die schriftliche Verifikation der Polizeieskorten-Dienstleistungen der Berliner Polizei für Neonaziläden-Verkäufer noch ein kleines bißchen länger gewartet werden: eine kleine Anfrage dazu ist in Auftrag gegeben, Wartezeit: ca. 4-5 Wochen. Folgerichtig ist das nächste update dazu um anfang/mitte mai 09 zu erwarten.
|3000 osób wzięło udział 21.03.09 w trzeciej demonstracji na berlińskim
friedrichshain.Około 3000 demonstrantów pojawiło się trzeciej z kolei demonstracji
przeciwko nazistowskiemu sklepowi thor steinar na friedrichshain.
Organizatorami byli- Partia Zielonych, członkowie SPD, clof.eu i
Demonstracja nazwana “Kiezparade” (Parada sąsiedzka) zgromadziła także
W ostatni poniedziałek lokalne władze przyznały, że publiczne
zdjęcia pod adresem (…)
1. (unfortunately, the links have to start with an upload documentation link to a de.indy-problem description. please read it before coming back to this article.)
randbemerkung. sobald wir genaueres zu der gestern stattgefundenen ersten öffentlichen versammlung der antifa im mehringhof haben, verlinken wir hier. wir sagen dazu nur kurz: hoffentlich gibt es bald eine zweite mit einem besseren timing. die leute können sich nicht aufspalten…
(obligatory backlink to a photo web page – which definitely has better alternatives.)