Received on 03.05.17:
ALERTA ANTIFASCISTA! FROM THE TERRITORY UNDER DOMAIN OF BRAZILIAN GOVERNMENT! AN URGENT CALL FOR SOLIDARITY!
On May 2, at eight o’clock, local antifa and members of the Palestinian refugee community from São Paulo, called a protest against an anti-migrant demonstration organized by fascists. We arrived on Paulista Avenue, the main thoroughfare in Sao Paulo with a small group of 15-20 people to shut the demonstration down. We fought with the fascists and the Military Police intervened on the fascist side. Eventually all the antifa were arrested. Everyone was released from the police department, except four migrant comrades. They are expected to be in court to the sometime in the next few days. They may be prosecuted under the new antiterrorism laws which were signed Dilma Rousseff, the ex –President from the center-left Worker’s Party.
If our comrades aren’t released then we will hit the streets in solidarity. We also know that these arrests were all set up on purpose. There is a chance that our four comrades will be deported also. They came here because they were searching for survival. They have children, family and friends here. We need everything that might be possible. We ask for possible support and actions that express solidarity. We need international strength. This is not only for the freedom of our comrades but also for our struggle against nations and borders. Solidarity and communication is our weapon.
Our chant WILL ALWAYS BE: FASCISTAS, NAZISTAS, NÃO PASSARÃO
FIRE TO THE BORDERS! FIRE TO THE PRISONS!