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Dignity for Asylum Seekers: Leeds protest Saturday 29th June 11am

Leeds Dignity for Asylum Seekers | 22.06.2013 19:10 | Anti-racism | Migration | Repression | Liverpool | Sheffield

A really important & exciting protest is happening just at the end of Refugee Week and we do hope you'll be able to join us.
There are protests happening on the same day across the country.

Dignity for asylum seekers; we want to contribute!
Stop using us as scapegoats, end forced destitution!

Let's protest together for dignity!
Let's protest together for dignity!

Inspired by our friends in Bristol, we are a group of asylum seekers, refugees & supporters who are calling for change. We are fed up of being used as scapegoats by the government & media.

We are human like you; we just want to live in dignity!

We, asylum seekers, were forced to run from our countries, our lives at risk, we left everything, our homes and our families. We came to this country to find a place for peace and safety. But here we have many problems – with bad accommodation and food, we are not allowed to work, we can’t access benefits, education and even some health services.

We live in constant fear that we might be detained and deported. How can a human survive like this?

Many of us are highly skilled & highly educated individuals and we want to work & contribute.
We are teachers, electricians, artists, business men, doctors, farmers, students, parents, and friends.

Instead we are treated as criminals, but we have done no crime, we can’t get solicitors, our cases are refused, we have to sign at the police station, we live under threat of detention and deportation. These things make us depressed, stressed, and ill.

Talking with our friends and supporters, we know that people want to help to change this unjust system.
We have demonstrated when our friends are detained, we have campaigned against cuts to legal advice, we have appealed for our rights, but we feel that things are getting worse and we are stuck.

Enough is Enough! We ask you to join us, to say that these Home Office policies are not happening in your name.”


There are protests confirmed in Bristol, Leeds, Glasgow, Bradford, Sheffield, Manchester etc
To find your nearest protest please check

Leeds Dignity for Asylum Seekers
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  1. Heads up — Solidarity