On the night of 21 December, we went to the premises of ANAA Architects, located at 14 rue du quai in Lille. Their front door was sealed with expanding foam and a small message was left on their window: “The State is murdering in the CRAs / ANAA is an accomplice”.
The company ANAA Architectes is responsible for drawing up the plans for the extension of the Lesquin Administrative Detention Centre. This company had already drawn up the plans when the centre was created (in 2006).
The State wants to build 30 new beds in Lesquin to lock up even more people, bringing the total capacity of the CRA to 116 beds, with the collaboration of these architects. In the region, the State also wants to expand the Coquelles CRA. For this, it called on the Pierre Louis Carlier firm (18 rue Jean Moulin, Lille).
These architects have chosen to participate in the repression and confinement of exiles. They are accomplices in a system that kills and tortures.
As long as they build detention centres, they will be attacked.
Strength to the detainees who have been revolting these last few days in the detention centres of Mesnil-Amelot, Oissel, Vincennes…and strength to all the others!
[Translated by Act for freedom now!]