The German Federation of Trade Unions (DGB) had a nice little arrangement with the “refugees”, supporting their demands and (presumably) expecting them to join a union and vote for the friends of the DGB when they finally become “Germans”.
Unfortunately, the migrants didn’t get everything they wanted, or at least not fast enough, so they decided to occupy DGB headquarters. After that things got ugly, and the union people were not at all happy with the behavior of their culture-enriching comrades.
Many thanks to Nash Montana for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:
For the origin of the title of this post, see Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks.
|0:02||…and I need to politely ask you to leave the premises please.|
|0:08||The answer of the refugees is clear. This is how guests become occupiers, and the DGB|
|0:12||(Deutscher Gewerkschafts Bund – German Federation of Trade Unions) calls in the police|
|0:15||to clean up after a full week of refugees occupying the DGB building.|
|0:21||Throughout this whole time we had conversation with them ten to twelve hours per day.|
|0:25||But the communication went consistently in circles. From our side, because we had to have up to five or six people|
|0:33||continuously on staff, we were constrained, we just couldn’t handle it anymore.|
|0:39||An announced eviction. By 10am they were to evict the premise. They chained themselves to each other;|
|0:44||the police arrived with bolt cutters. They tried to separate the occupiers but they also constantly stopped|
|0:52||and asked the occupiers to leave voluntarily.|
|1:00||Against their resistance the stairs were being cleared, again and again there was danger that one of the refugees|
|1:05||could fall and strangle himself with the chain around his neck. This was an escalation to which the Union saw no alternative.|
|1:10||When there is the expectation of us and it is insisted to us that we are supposed to heal all the misery in the world,|
|1:18||that won’t happen. We are overwhelmed. We just can’t.|
|1:22||Residence permits, employment permits, abolishment of residence obligation, these are the things|
|1:26||they demand, the DGB will continue to support these issues.|
|1:30||Well generally we are allies, but we will not be treated like enemies. That just won’t go.|
|1:37||But now the Union members are seen as enemies of the cause; they haven’t fulfilled demands of the refugees.|
|1:42||One occupier had to be admitted to the hospital after the eviction. Several others were taken into custody,|
|1:46||but after proving their identity they were let go. But trying to change German asylum rights is still not within reach.