G4S marks refugees’ homes for racist vandalism


This photo is from Vienna in Austria in 1938. Nazis have marked this shop as ‘Jewish’. Setting it up for a boycott and vandalism by ‘Aryans‘.

This video from England says about itself:

20 January 2016

Red Doors Make Asylum Seekers A Target

Racist thugs target asylum seekers after a housing firm painted the doors of homes they are living in the same colour.

Asylum seekers‘ homes are being targeted because their doors have been painted red in a practice an MP says is reminiscent of Nazi Germany.

The red doors have prompted attacks including stones and eggs thrown at windows, smeared excrement, and scratched National Front symbols in the wood.

The properties, in a deprived area of Middlesbrough, characterised by boarded up and abandoned terraced homes, are owned by Stuart Monk, who is paid millions by the Government to help house refugees.

Mr Monk owns the “urban regeneration” firm Jomast, which is subcontracted to provide housing by security firm G4S, which lost its contract for prisoner tagging after overcharging for services.

The security firm says there is no policy of painting refugees‘ doors red and it is not unusual for a company refurbishing a number of homes to use the same paint.

However, the consistent use of red has made refugees a target.

One man living behind one of the properties told the Times newspaper, which highlighted the issue: “They put us behind red doors. When people see them, everyone knows it means asylum seekers.

“It’s like saying we’re not the same as you.”

The Times identified 168 Jomast houses in one of the city’s poorest areas and discovered 155 had red doors. The newspaper knocked on 66 of the red-door homes and found asylum seekers housed at 62 of them.

Kiflemariam Tekle Muhur, 26, from Eritrea, has been living in a Jomast home in Middlesbrough since September and says he has been treated well.

However, what appears to be a stain from an egg can be seen on the outside of his house.

Shadow transport minister and Middlesbrough MP Andy McDonald said the practice was “reprehensible” and that it “reminds you of Germany in the 1930s“.

He claimed the issue had been raised two years ago but that G4S had done nothing.

Former shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna tweeted: “If, following the Home Office audit, these claims are proven, this story is a scar on our country. Appalling.” …

Immigration Minister James Brokenshire said: “I am deeply concerned by this issue and I have commissioned Home Office officials to conduct an urgent audit of asylum seeker housing in the North East.

“I expect the highest standards from our contractors. If we find any evidence of discrimination against asylum seekers it will be dealt with immediately as any such behaviour will not be tolerated.”

By Joana Ramiro in Britain:

Outrage after refugee homes marked in red

Thursday 21st January 2016

Colour of doors attracted vandalism by racists

A G4S-affiliated property developer was forced to redecorate the front doors of asylum-seekers’ homes yesterday after it caused outrage by painting them red.

The properties, built in Middlesbrough by G4S subcontractor Jomast, were easy recognisable and became targets for racist vandalism.

Jomast and G4S denied that only asylum-seekers had their doors coloured red but the case is now being reviewed by the Home Office.

Iranian asylum-seeker Mohammed Bagher Bayzavi said eggs had been thrown at his windows, adding: “Everyone here knows the red colour is Jomast. Change the colour — anything but red.”

An investigation by the Times newspaper found that, of 168 Jomast homes, 155 had red front doors.

And of the 66 residents of the earmarked houses whom it was able to speak to, 62 had claimed asylum in Britain.

One resident said the logo of the fascist National Front had been carved on her door.

A spokesman for anti-racist group Hope Not Hate told the Star that Jomast’s action was “outrageous and crass beyond belief.

“Anyone with even an inkling of history can guess the associations which will be made by colour-coding a minority’s identity.

“Adding something which marks out asylum-seekers as ‘different’ can, and will, clearly be abused, as has obviously happened with regards to increased harassment.

“If G4S and its subcontractor can’t find its tenants’ addresses, perhaps map reading rather than a lick of paint would be in order.”

Jewish Socialists’ Group member David Rosenberg echoed the sentiment, saying: “Asylum-seekers come to Britain to seek refuge from fear and persecution, something close to the hearts and histories of Jewish socialists.

“The apartheid-style actions of G4S in Middlesbrough have heaped more troubles on people who have already suffered enough.”

Jomast managing director Stuart Monk said the firm was now taking action to remedy the problem, but added that he thought it had been “blown out of proportion.

“We are responding to it, and we are going to repaint the doors to make sure there isn’t a predominant colour. I don’t see what more we can do.”

SECURITY profiteer G4S announced yesterday the sell-off of its children’s services in Britain, including a youth prison where staff were alleged to have bullied children. The decision came a month after five men working at the company’s Medway Secure Training Centre in Kent were arrested on suspicion of assault and child neglect: here.

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  4. Wednesday 27th January 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

    THE first Middlesbrough asylum-seekers’ homes with controversial red doors have had their entrances repainted, the services giant with the contract to house them said yesterday.

    Doors on the properties in the Gresham area are being repainted a variety of colours so that they will not be so easily identifiable as housing asylum-seekers.

    Reps for G4S and Jomast — the contractors responsible — were grilled by MPs yesterday.

    A number of doors have been given a grey undercoat. And painters have started applying a purple top coat to at least one home.

    Immigration specialist Professor Thom Brooks said the the town needed extra funding to deal with having more than the official 1:200 guideline ratio of asylum-seekers to residents.

    http://morningstaronline.co.uk/a-2c23-Asylum-doors-repainted#.VqlQTVJrgdU

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