Demonstration in Memory of Oury Jalloh in Dessau, Germany

Published January 7, 2019

More than 1000 people demonstrated in memory of 37-year-old Sierra Leonean refugee Oury Jalloh, who in January 2005 burned to death in a police holding cell in Dessau, Germany. Anti-fascists marched in solidarity with the family of Oury Jalloh, who was cruelly assassinated by the racist German police.

Oury Jalloh was arrested by Dessau police on January 7th, 2005 for no reason. Jalloh was incarcerated in ceramic tiled holding cell #5 where cops shackled him hand and foot to a mattress. Unable to move, Oury Jalloh was burned to death.

As states around the world continue to committ atrocities against immigrants and refugees, revolutionaries are determined to fight back in the memory of Oury Jalloh and others who have been murdered by the state.