Banner meet floor
Placards at the ready
Banner on the move (1)
Banner on the move (2)
Marching against deportation (1)
Marching against deportation (2)
Outside the Magistrates Court
The protest was one of a number taking place across the country to mark a "directions hearing" for the Country Guidance tribunal on the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
The government have indicated that they consider the situation safe and want to return Congolese asylum seekers. Reports from the country, however, note extrajudicial executions, torture, rape, arbitrary abuses and detention. All of which, suggests an intriguing definition of "safe."
In Nottingham protesters assembled in the Market Square where they remained for around an hour, before marching off to the Magistrates Court where they maintained a noisy presence.
Original call out
Previous Notts Indymedia reports on deportation to DRC
No Borders Nottingham
Nottingham and Notts Refugee Forum