Protest Action: "Not about us without us!" Ovaherero genocide without apology and compensation?

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Rise up for an official German apology and stand in solidarity with the OvaHerero and Nama victims of genocide! Support those who are excluded from the government talks about reconciliation and the restitution of their ancestors‘ remains!

The demonstration walk will start at the Main Entrance of the Bundestag, Platz der Republik 1.

Background

111 years ago the German colonial army ordered the extermination of the Herero people in what was then "German South-West Africa" – a colony of the German Empire. During summer this year, the Speaker of the Bundestag Norbert Lammert for the first time called the massacres "genocide". The Federal Government now also talks about "genocide" in this context, albeit somewhat reluctantly. The descendants of the victims expect more than this: an official apology from the German government, their immediate inclusion in the German-Namibian reconciliation talks and that all human remains from Namibia used in Germany for racist researches be returned.

The event is organized by the NGO alliance "Völkermord verjährt nicht/No Amnesty on Genocide" further information about the event are available here.

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