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News :: Human Rights : International
Switzerland: Video on Undocumented Occupation
01 Jul 2010
On 26 June, about 300 migrants and solidarity activists occupied a park right besides the seat of the Swiss government in Bern. They've been protesting against Switzerland's inhuman asylum and migration policy and demand the collective regularisation of the country's undocumented migrants.
Unlike other European countries, Switzerland has been refusing to regularize the approximately 100.00 to 200.000 undocumented migrants living in the country. Through its extremely harsh and restrictive asylum and migration policy, Switzerland aims at making itself 'as unattractive as possible' for asylum-seekers in order to 'protect' itself from immigrants.

The 8-minute clip provides a brief insight into the action. Migrants and supporters tell about their problems and demands.

The video can be watched/downloaded here:

The autonomous media collective 'a-films' has been documenting migrants' struggles in Switzerland for one and a half years. It has published various reports and produced several short films, all of which are available on the group's website:
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