Over 300 peaceful demonstrators from EU and Non-EU member countries expressed urged Europe yesterday evening (June 20, 2012) in Stockholm to abolish the borders and stop deporting refugees/asylum seekers to the homeland they fled for fear of persecution and intimidation. The demonstrators chanted anti, racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, songs and asked Europe to treat refugees and asylum seekers humanly. The protest which coincided with the International Refugee Day yesterday was organized by No Border Camp, a rotating anti-deportation activists' event held in different towns of Europe. The demonstrators started the protest down town at Medborgarplatsen at around 8 0'clock and marched along various streets of Stockholm including the Swedish National Palace ended at around 10 0'clock in the evening. During the event various speakers of LGBT groups demanded the Swedish government and EU to abolish man-made virtual, physical, electronic and all other forms of borders which bring a lot of human sufferings. Many of the protesters masked/disguised their faces for fear of retribution from the police and security authorities. hey were also discussing about individuals, companies and others who are making profits with border control and deportations. One of the important issues which are going to be discussed during this week long event include among others are: the fight against racism, sexism, segregation, homophobia, transphobia and other forms of discrimination which are affecting almost everybody, everywhere on the daily basis. The camp holds meetings twice a day to discuss about issues like security night shifts, the “to be done lists”, daily activities, etc in one of the three tents while organizing workshops/discussion forums in the other one and film screening on the remaining tent. There's action all day long until mid-night and the food is being served almost 24 hours a day. So far, the campers held two demonstrations (one down town in Kungtradsgarden and the other at the Marsta detention Center) to show their solidarity to the asylum seekers at the risk of being deported. Nevertheless, the demonstrations didn't end without a situation; for a example over a dozen peaceful activists who went to protest in front of the Solna Police Station, were arrested for more than six hours and released later on. On Monday, the sub-way station was closed down by the police between Hallonbergen and Akalla, after the police followed the demonstrators from Marsta detention center.
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