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Leeds demo against DR Congo deportations

Leeds No Borders | 25.02.2007 17:57 | Migration

People from across the Yorkshire region came to protest outside the Home Office in Leeds on Friday. Protestors were demanding that all deportations to the DR Congo must be stopped immediately.

Over 70 Members of the DR Congolese community, including groups from Huddersfiled and Kirklees, came to the Home Office reporting centre on Kirkstall Road to call for a stop to the planned removals on Monday to Kinshasa.
There is evidence that all 'failed asylum seekers' are in danger if they are forced to return to the Dr Congo.
On march 7th a test case will be heard to present this evidence. If successful, this would mean a ban on all deportations to the Dr Congo. Yet the Home Office is trying to force a plane load of people back just before the case is heard.
The protest, one of the largest ever outside the centre, was emotional and highly charged. It ended with representaives from the DRC community sending in a petition to Immigration officials.

Please contact XL airways to demand that they do not facilitate the removals. The flight number is XLA4334
(fax 01293 410737, tel 01293 497700, email via
Contact Liam Byrne (immigration minister)
Fax no. - 020 7035 4745
Email -

Fax John Reid, at the Home Office, (please include flight code XL4334)
Fax: 020 7035 4745

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