Priama akcia – Bratislava solidarity action with FAU-Berlin
Today, on January 28th, Priama akcia - Bratislava organized a solidarity action with FAU Berlin (IWA/AIT Germany). Ten people (members of PA and other FAU supporters) met in front of the German embassy in Bratislava, Slovakia, to protest against the ban imposed on FAU-Berlin which de facto forbids FAU-B to work as a union. The action is part of the International protest days called by FAU between 29th-30th January.
The activists demanded to meet the ambassador in order to hand him the protest letters and express their discontent. We were told by a clerk that he had a meeting but we could wait 15-20 minutes at the consulate premises. It took some 3-4 minutes to go out and take photos in front of the embassy and suddenly we were approached by the same clerk who told us that two of us can meet with an embassy representative immediately. We agreed and two of the activists went inside, explained the reasons of the protest, and handed the protest letters to the representative in his office. After a brief encounter the representative promised to inform the Ministry of Foreign Affairs about the protest.
Solidarity and greetings to FAU-Berlin. You are not alone!