Band prepare to play. Colnbrook Detention Centre in background
Outside Harmondsworth Detention Centre
Listening to the speeches
Speaker outside Harmondsworth Detention Centre
Penned in by police on the A4
The detainees thanked the demonstrators for coming and told how they were being prevented from hearing what was happening. There had been some assaults on detainees and they were refusing food and water. At one point a small group inside sang over the phone for those outside.
Around one o'clock the police penned in a group of around 60 demonstrators on the main road, holding them for some time. They held one NUJ member, refusing to accept his Press Card was genuine, then going on to argue that press who got close to the demonstrators and went to a lot of demonstrations should be treated as demonstrators. Eventually they released him. At this point I had to leave before the demonstration finished
More pictures on My London Diary shortly.