On Saturday February 24, 2018 a small peaceful demonstration of Syrian refugees against Assad took place on Königstrasse in Stuttgart. The refugees called, in wintry temperatures, “freedom for Syria” and demanded to bring Assad to Den Haag. Their posters call on Chancellor Merkel to intervene in the Syrian civil war. In total, it was estimated that about 100-200 refugees were present, waving placards and flags and showing informational material. The police, otherwise patrolled heavily armed by Stuttgart, but was not seen. Probably because at the same time a Turkish demo walked through the city center, which was led by the police.
For over a year they were on the Kingstreet (downtown shopping area).They talked loudly and it looked like a small celebration or family gathering. There are about 30 people or more. I often went past them.It was intimidating, however, that there were so many and they spoke a foreign language. They were clearly out there late in the evening.Normal people think, “They’ll live somewhere and go there in the night.”However, this is not so.Since I live in Stuttgart close to the center, I meet these people again and again. They have neither a refugee shelter nor a homeless shelter, or any roof over their heads. There are some women, men and children. There are also babys troller. Continue reading Immigrants in the city-park of Stuttgart→