7 further demonstrations around the UK will take place on Wednesday March 28th.
7 Demonstrations Against Deportations to DR Congo
1. London - 12.00 noon
The Home Office
2 Marsham Street
(Nearest tube: Westminster )
Organised by Congo Support Project
Contact: Liz Atherton - 07931 524654 / Okito Tongomo - 07961 325167
Supported by: APARECO - COCORICO - Congolese Rights - DIASPORA - FONUS - PACORU - RNS - UDPS - Wake-Up Congo
2. Birmingham - 12.00 noon
Asylum & Immigration Tribunal
1 Wagon Lane
Organised by Congolese communities in Coventry , Wolverhampton, Birmingham and beyond, including CADA, COCOA , and Cité Celeste.
Contact: Michael : 07903 850708 / Mango : 07940 629953
3. Glasgow - 12.00 noon
Asylum & Immigration Tribunal
215 Bothwell Street
Organised by Congolese communities in Glasgow , Aberdeen , Edinburgh and beyond, including, Africa Umoja Scotland , Lisalisi, Sarco, and Karibu.
Contact: Matta 07738 444526 / Dhali 07877 577059
This will be a joint protest with UNITY: In memory of Uddhav Bhandari, an asylum seeker from Nepal , who in desperation set himself on fire 07.03.07 and died from his injuries 19.03.07
And in support of Max Waku and his family taken on Monday from their house and the Aksu family who have been in detention for a month.
4. Leicester - 12.00 noon
Leicester Magistrate Court
15 Pocklington Walk
Organised by Congolese communities in Derby , Stoke-On-Trent , and beyond, including African Initiative Support, Satelitte, African Action, Leicestershire Congolese Mutual Group, SOS Immigration, Bondeko Congolese Association, Congo Support group, Apareco, and North Staffordshire Congolese Community Association.
Contact: Leicester - Patience : 07951 226599 / Derby - Didier Matamba 07949 282445
Stoke-on-Trent - Jean Muko : 07930 803589
5. Nottingham -1.00pm
The Market Square
off South Parade
Organised by No Borders Nottingham, Nottingham Congolese Community, Nottingham Refugee Network.
Contact: Patrick Essalo 07877489626
6. Newcastle -12.00 noon
Asylum and immigration Tribunal
Earl Gray Way
Organised by Congolese Community of the North East.
Contacts: Paty Omari Mungwande : 07958 606300 ( Newcastle ) / Gauthier Matho 07956 972274 ( Sunderland ) / Tresor Bukasa : 07946 702652 (Middlesborough)
7. Manchester - 12.00 noon
Assemble at :
1 Southall Street
March to :
The Peace Gardens
off Lloyd Street
(behind the Town Hall)
Some Congolese asylum seekers are detained in prisons like HMP Strangeways because they were caught working and paying tax "illegally" - left homeless and destitute by the UK 's cruel asylum system, they had no choice to survive.
Organised by Congolese communities in Manchester , Leeds, Bradford and beyond, including the Stop Deportations to the Congo Campaign, Congo Support Project and others.
Contact: Stop Deportations to the Congo Campaign Innocent Empi on 07871 676129 / Honoré Efandje on 07910 668465 / René Mampuya on 07944 342049 / firstname.lastname@example.org
lition of Anti- Deportation Campaigns
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