nice and clean

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most people don’t recognize the omofuma monument at the first glance. and even more people still don’t know who markus omofuma was.

but what’s worst is what it often looks like. (we wrote about this before.)

a reminder: in 1999, marcus omofuma, a refugee, died during his deportion from austria. policemen strapped him to a chair, then sealed his nose and mouth with duct tape – he suffocated. his death was the start of a general discussion about refugee policies, and the ethics of deportion.

his death was not the last of a refugee in austria, sadly. see no_milk // no_honey for more information.

in their memory, a monument has been created by the sculptor ulrike truger, and after some time in front of the opera, it now resides at the corner of mariahilfer stra

1 Comment so far

  1. valentina (unregistered) on May 26th, 2005 @ 11:33 am

    this blog is really great!

    what a pity to find it just now.

    Viele K



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