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(en) Poland, Complete report about Krynki NoBorder camp 2003

From Warhead Info Service <soja2@poczta.onet.pl>
Date Tue, 8 Jul 2003 16:31:00 +0200 (CEST)

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4th anti-border camp took part in Kundzicze near Krynki.
About 200 people took part in all days. There were activists from
Poland, Russia, Belarus, Brazil, Finland, Portugal, Spain, France,
Belgium, Germany, Romania, Sweden, USA, Canada, Czech, Israel
and some other countries.
Camp started with anti-border concert in DeCentrum squat on 1st of
July with a slogan "Music against borders".

2nd of July started with demonstration against Fortress Europe.
About 150 people took part in that one. Police brought big forces (12
vans of riot police, some smaller cars, few plainclothes, unit with
dogs) and closely followed demonstration all the way. People
stopped in front of Regional Council where we shouted "Deport
bureucrats" and other antiEU and anti-racist slogans. Then demo
moved to Belarusian consulate where we read a letter demanding
freedom of speech for opposition there and to inform public about
fate of missing journalists and oppositionists.

After the demo people went by hired buses and cars to the place fo
the camp, closely followed by cops. All cars and buses had been
stopped on the way by Border Guards and identity of everyone was
checked with details.

Next day we made visit to Krynki, hang out banners there, spread
posters, leaflets, covered town in stickers and anti-border

Next day there was street performance in Krynki and an assemply
with inhabitants of the town.
Small team of anti-border activists travelled also to Wizajny, which
was place of previous no border camp, to mantain our contacts with
local population and spread propaganda there. This group uopn
leaving was harassed by Border Guards and id's of everyone

On Saturday there was again street performance in Krynki and
afterwards about 300 people (many of them local inhabitants and
kids) went to the border to protest against isolation of eastern
countires and new visa regime. There were also slogans against
Belarusian regime which could be heard by Belarusian border
guards. Lots of border signs were damaged, truck tires were thrown
against border guards cordon . While demonstrators were passing
near cops, banner with HWDP letters appeared and anti-police
slogans were shouted (HWDP is a Polish equivalent of ACAB
slogan which always makes cops angry). Cops and Border Guards
were following and filming demo participants. They were stopped by
two barricadeds on the street which they had to dismantle.

Meantime, on Friday group of activists from the camp went to
Bialystok to make an action during visit of US ambassodor. People
were shouting slogans inside the building which hosted the event
and put a banner against occupation of Iraq. 6 people were detained
by secret service cops but no charges were issued against them.

During a camp some activists got fines from cops for a different
reasons as a part of repression against us. On Sunday all Krynki
was full of riot cops in full gear from Bialystok but no further actions

During camp there were many meetings and workshops and more
contacts between anti-border activists were established.

Thanks for everyone who participated and helped in organization.

See you in around thew world on frontlines!

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