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The Unity Centre | 29.05.2012 08:59 | Anti-racism | Migration | Repression

More than a douzen people are currently outside the UKBA offices in Glasgow supporting three people locked on to prevent dawn raids on local families.

The protest and lock-ons have survived 4 hours so far but cutting teams have just begun work.

The blockade as it started
The blockade as it started

The cops arrive
The cops arrive

Tool team prepare to cut activists out
Tool team prepare to cut activists out

At 5:30am this morning a group of douzen protesters from Unity and the No Borders Network have blockaded and closed the gates at the UKBA reporting centre in Brand Street Glasgow, in protest against the continuing detention of children and the practice of early morning raids following the harrowing dawn raids and subsequent detention of two African families in the city over the last month.

Protesters have attached themselves through lock on tubes across the entrance of the main gates, blocking the exit for dawn raid vans, and closing all vehicle exits to the building where the heavy handed UK enforcement teams are based.

The team of protesters are chained together through tubing on which reads the
slogans “STOP DAWN RAIDS” & “END DEPORTATIONS”. Banners in support of refugee rights hang across the gates.

The peaceful protest has currently attracted the attention of 15 police officers.
As protesters blocked the road this morning, members of the UKBA Enforcement Teams which carry out the dawn raids arrived, protesters believe, in preperation to carry out a dawn raid on another family this morning. Protesters believe that we have managed to successfully stop the UKBA detaining a family today.

If you live in Glasgow, come down to join the protest before it's too late and show your support for the blockaders! NO DEPORTATIONS TODAY!

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Display the following 7 comments

  1. Fucking superb — @rchie
  2. Succesful action! — Unity
  3. Nice one Unity — S
  5. Assesment — Surprised
  6. Court support — Unity
  7. @Surprised: looking forwards to reading about your actions... — anon