A group of concerned people from around Nottinghanshire have occupied the Labour Party's Regional Offices at Harold Wilson House in Attenborough, Beeston. The object being to urge their local MP's to act on inhumane policies towards asylum Seekers that leave many destitute. At the moment nearly 900 refugees in Nottinghamshire alone, live in destitution. Most experience hunger, and cannot afford to buy clothes or shoes and many are not able to maintain good health.
Both main political parties are trying to out-do each other in the 'lets be horrible to asylum seekers stakes'. Playing with peoples' lives.
..... the Archbishop of Canterbury has just pointed out that its a bad idea. Bad politics.
We agree with him!
All over the country, there are to be demonstrations drawing attention to this issue
In Nottingham, there will be a noisy demo at Market Square at noon, Saturday 2 April
Nottingham and Notts Refugee Forum - A Noisy Demo:
NNRF is an independent, voluntary organisation set up to help and support asylum seekers and refugees in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.
In support of the European Social Forum Day of Action against racism and in defence of asylum seekers and migrants ..... Nottingham is having a Noise Demo on April 2nd
Organized by the Campaign Group. Bring banners and all manner of musical instruments - everything from trombones to dustbin lids - to the Market Square at noon.
Download a flyer here: http://www.nottsrefugeeforum.org.uk/noisedemo1.pdf
More info from:
Nottingham and Notts Refugee Forum
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