In April 2014 the protest camp in Oranienplatz was evicted, but not without resistance….

The place was still surrounded by the police when our friend Napuli Langa climbed on a big tree and refused to go down for the following four days or almost 100 hours, during which she exposed the shady agreement pushed by the Senate of Berlin on the refugees of Oplatz. Respect Napuli! What for a brave act of civil disobedience!

Click below to listen to the music composed by Wander Wildner, a brazilian musician who was visiting Berlin and could not avoid being impacted by Napuli’s protest.

Lyrics originally sang in portuguese, below translated in english:

she is stuck, shackled

but still goes to oranienplatz

she goes to oranienplatz, she goes to oranienplatz

she manages to climb up a big tree

and from up there she shouts with all her strength

she says why she is there

why she is there, she is there

she shouts against all social injustices

against all abuses perpetrated by humanity

Kreuzberg is her land, the land of all

all who exile and were exiled

the exile, the exiled

she is stuck, shackled

by a society blind from watching too much tv

watch too much tv, watch tv

she shouts against all social injustices

against all abuses made by humanity

but she knows her legs, purple from the pain and the cold

can still keep her dignity, because she has lots of strength

she is a phoenix, she is a phoenix

and in the darkness of the last night, she detaches from it all

and soars through Berlin skies, she is now free

she is a phoenix, she is a phoenix

she takes off carrying with her

all those who are still in shackles

those who still fight

those who still resist

shout against all social injustices

against all abuses made by humanity

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