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London, 24/06/2015. On Sunday, more than 6000 protesters (more than 50 of them arrested) converted the park in front of the German Parliament in Berlin into a cemetery of "Unknown Refugees". As part of this protest a handful of young activists assembled a grave right on Parliament Square at 2 o'clock today. The activists' action is part of an on-going campaign to remember and commemorate more than 23.000 refugees, who died on their way to Europe since 2000. From the organisers press release: <<The campaign was launched in Berlin on 16th of July by the "Zentrum für Politische Schönheit" (Centre for Political Beauty), who by now transferred from Italy and buried in cemeteries in Berlin three refugee corpses. The action aims not only at raising awareness when it comes to European refugee practices and laws (e.g. Frontex, Dublin II), but likewise targets the un-human and absolutely indefensible practice of handling the corpses grounded in the Mediterranean. Doctors without Borders repeatedly reported on the storing of dead corpses in fridges due to the overburdened Italian hospitals, councils and police stations. Last week an Italian hospital director was fired as he stored 17 corpses for more than a week leaking blood in a fridge within a little chapel.  Furthermore, most of the time the refugees are neither identified nor their families’ notified. Within 12 days the Centre for Political Beauty managed to raise more than 50.000 Euros for their cause: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/die-toten-kommen#/story . All over Germany people dig out graves: http://unknownrefugees.tumblr.com/ >>.<br />
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London, 24/06/2015. On Sunday, more than 6000 protesters (more than 50 of them arrested) converted the park in front of the German Parliament in Berlin into a cemetery of "Unknown Refugees". As part of this protest a handful of young activists assembled a grave right on Parliament Square at 2 o'clock today. The activists' action is part of an on-going campaign to remember and commemorate more than 23.000 refugees, who died on their way to Europe since 2000. From the organisers press...
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