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Britain’s racist immigration system is not stopping
for Christmas. This month has seen a family of five dawn raided and on-going
court attempts to evict asylum seekers from their homes.
However resistance to this has been made. As well
as supporting asylum seekers through court cases anti-racist campaigners have
also taken direct action. The GDC reproduces below the statement released on
Monday 10 December by campaigners who blocked the gates of UKBA offices on Brand
Street. Please send messages of solidarity to the address provided and contact
the Unity Centre for more information. We will update the blog with details of
the court cases to follow when we find these out.
c/o The UNITY Centre
30 Ibrox Street
amazing nine hours blocking the entrance to the UKBA reporting centre in
Glasgow, UKBA officials and police have this
afternoon, detained an elderly gentleman from the North Pole. Rumours
that they plan to deport him have not yet been confirmed.
UKBA officials and the police also refuse to comment on how Christmas
arrangements will be affected.
managed to stay on the tripod in front of the reporting centre for an amazing
nine hours. He took the action today, International Human Rights Day, after the
Border Agency detained a family of five last week.
"I'm taking this action to stop any more children from being detained by
the UKBA like little 4 year old son Shahmer who with his two teenage sisters
and mum and dad was arrested in his home last week by the UKBA. I am shocked
that children can be locked up in this way when the government pledged they
would never do this again."
Santa's little helpers was also arrested for not walking fast enough out of
the exclusion zone police imposed on the protest during the operation to take
him down from the tripod...