Eviction of Rigaer 94 Kadterschmiede and workshop for refugees housing: cynical political attack, Statement from Liebig 34


This morning between 7:00 and 8:00 the cops went in to our neighbouring project Rigaer 94. Special forces again broke open their doors to enter the Cultural center/autonomous space of Kadterschmiede and the 94 workshop. They also entered the stairway and the attic. As far as we know, in a case that would be an exception for them, they stuck to their own rules and didn’t touch the flats. (However, they are still threatening to enter the flats and might in the future)


Beside the cops, there were more or less 15 construction site workers and several security guards whose employer is unknown who also entered Rigaer 94. Compared to last time, they didn’t empty the coal cellar but are about to steal the complete inventory of Kadterschmiede cultural center. Besides the mentioned projects, also the attic of the front house is affected. Several people used to live in the attic. Their living place got evicted, and the people themselves got put out on the street.

Statement from Hausverwaltung

The housing administration (Hausverwaltung) that manages 94 announced in a press release today that the ground floor (Erdgerschoss) would be converted into housing for refugees. It has been a part of our politics for a long time to build up structures to support refugees and to create a living space for them, including within our projects. The cops’ procedure this morning can only be regarded as an empty and cold strategic move. The Rigaer 94 collective already contains spaces in which refugees live by their own choice, the way they want to live. This autonomous space is being destroyed to create rooms which remove and disables the possibilities for autonomous lives of the people who are supposed to move in.The new living spaces will, in addition, be rented at the average renting price for Friedrichshain, which is around €15 per square meter.

Rigaer 94 is an autonomous space, in organised legitimate resistance against the system that created the refugee situation, a situation which they are now using as an excuse to eliminate our space. We will not stand down against these tactics. We are angry about what is going on in our neighbourhood. Today is Day X (Tag X). Go on the streets. Get creative.

- Read from the balcony of Liebig 34

1 Antwort auf „Eviction of Rigaer 94 Kadterschmiede and workshop for refugees housing: cynical political attack, Statement from Liebig 34“

  1. 1 cd.geier 10. August 2016 um 19:07 Uhr

    Hallo NachbarInnen,

    im Rahmen meines musikalischen Werkens (siehe Website) erstelle ich gerade einen Videolip zum bisherigen bullizeilichen Besatzungsjahr 2016: leider habe ich kein straßenseitiges Bildmaterial vom Januarangriff (da war ich weg) u. vom Räumungstag im Juni (da war ich uff Arbeit). Erlaubt Ihr mir die Nutzung der Fotos 1,3,5 auf Eurer Page


    für eine kurze Einblendungim Video (jeweils wenige Sekunden)? Selbstverständlich würde ich sie mit einem Quellenverweis versehen, außer Ihr würdet dies nicht wünschen.

    Beste Grüße aus der 16


    Selbstverständlich würde ich

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