Hundreds of participants will bring pots, pans, drums and musical instruments and local asylum seekers will share their stories and experiences of the immigration system. At the end of the day TCAR will present a list of demands to the Home Office calling for an end to the criminalization of asylum seekers. These demands include an end to the detention of children, forced deportation, tagging, and the indefinite detention of people without bail. There will then be a march to North Shields town centre.
The importance of this demonstration has been highlighted by the start of a new hunger strike by 120 detainees on Wednesday 14th June at Campsfield Immigration Removal Centre in Oxfordshire.
Annie Rutter, a member of TCAR, said: “ It is disgusting that in a supposedly civilized country like Britain people fleeing persecution are treated as if they were criminals.”
Demonstration at Northumbria House, Norfolk St., North Shields, Newcastle-upon-Tyne 11am-1pm.
Contact: Annie Rutter 0795 5517681 or Rita Xhase 0772 2469585
Demonstration at Communications House,Old Street, London (exit 6), 12noon-2pm.
Contact: Nicki Jameson 0796 0758856
Demonstration at Dallas Court Reporting Centre, South Langworthy Road, Salford Quays, Manchester, 12pm onwards.
Contact: Charles 0777 9189794
Demonstration at Waterside Reporting Centre, Waterside Court, Kirkstall Road, LS4 2QB, 10am-4pm
Contact: Natasha on 0791 3518699
Tyneside Community Action for Refugees