Cologne: Antifa Announce Plans to Harass Cops on New Year’s Eve
by Egri Nök
Cologne — “Cologne Against Right — Antifascist Action Committee” announce that on New Year’s Eve night, they will monitor the police, to prevent “racial profiling” by the police.
New Year’s Eve In Cologne: RACIAL PROFILING IS ILLEGAL — CITIZEN*NESSES WATCH THE POLICE. Source: Köln Gegen Rechts/Antifaschistisches Aktionsbündnis
The group criticizes that, in order to prevent the mass taharrush of New Year’s Eve 2015 from being repeated, 2016 police stopped thousands of young male Nafris from entering the square between the cathedral and the train station:
Thousands of visitors to downtown were singled out because of the color of their skin, their assumed nationality, and their religious beliefs. They were apprehended and presented to the public as a catch in the glistening floodlights of the Main Train Station Square.
To fully appreciate the bigotry of Antifa there, it is crucial to understand that ethnically a “Nafri” (police abbreviation for a specific group of young, criminal, Northern African illegal migrants) is Mediterranean. Just like Southern Italians are, too, many of whom live in Germany, and are never singled out by the police. It is the behavior — aggressiveness, drunkenness, and showing up in large, male-only groups of young men — and not the color of their skin that “singles” (groups?) Nafris out to the police.
The Antifa state that they, too, were all for security:
Security of a long and healthy life, a secure income, a secure job, safety from pollution and destruction of the environment, security of our citizens’ rights, the security that police and intelligence services play by the rules, and, last but not least, the security to be protected from racial and gender-specific discrimination.
Not once does their long-winding statement mention the security of women.
So, for New Year’s Eve 2017, they announce that they will be observing and recording for the police.
They call upon citizen*nesses to do the same, and to tweet and post on December 31 to firstname.lastname@example.org and Köln gegen Rechts — Antifaschistisches Aktionsbündnis (FB) under the hashtag #copwatchcgn
Despite Köln gegen Rechts’ apparent deletion of critical comments, a few have made it through. One commenter asks:
Why don’t you watch the women instead? Then the officers could stay home and celebrate with their families.
|1.||Bürger*Innen, politically correct, gender-inclusive Newspeak German for Bürger, “citizen”
Cologne, New Year’s Eve 2016/17: Police stop large groups of young men.