Following the recent fire at Harmondsworth detention centre refugees and migrants have been dispersed to prisons and detention centres across the country, including HMP Forest Bank in Salford. On Sunday 1st August there will be a noisy protest in solidarity with those imprisoned.
A riot broke out on Monday 19th July at Harmondsworth following the suicide of a detainee who was facing imminent removal. "Tornado" teams, (previously called 'Mufti Squads", specially trained prison personal, equipped with riot shields and batons), entered Harmondsworth to restore order. There were 441 detainees on site which have been dispersed to detention centres and prisons across the country (for more info see http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2004/07/295098.html
In support of those imprisoned for nothing more than having their asylum claims refused we are going to make some noise. Join the demonstration against the governments racist and authoritarian treatment of refugees and migrants on Sunday 1st August, 1pm:
outside HMP Forest Bank
Bring things to make noise. Limited transport from Manchester available- contact firstname.lastname@example.org