29.05.2020 | Press Release covering the end of „Cafete“

Tomorrow, Friday, 29.5.2020, the cafete's operating team will clear out the student managed café in the Biology Department. The three science policy spokespersons of the coalition will accompany the temporary end of this freedom in Königin-Luise-Straße 12 - 16a from 12 noon on.

At today's meeting, the student parliament expressed its solidarity with the student café, which was occupied during the student protests of 1976/77. "The StuPa is calling on Freie Universität to prevent this demolition and to allow the long-term preservation of the historically valuable building." states the resolution passed today. [translation by AStA]

Together with the Cafete and the student parliament, the General Students' Committee is working to preserve existing self-administered rooms and cafes and joins the demands for an amicable solution with the student body.

In the event that the Cafete is indeed demolished, the resolution, which was introduced to the student parliament from the list "Biology - You can see there is fruit in the house," demands "that a monument to the history of student protest at Freie Universität be erected at this location in close cooperation with the student body." [translation by AStA]