Demonstration to Shut Manston Down, Sunday 06.11.2022, 2 pm

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We stand against deportations and detention as tools of hate, division, and a racist border regime.

We unconditionally oppose the UK government’s Rwanda plan. After protests, direct action, and legal action, the first flight to Rwanda to deport people was stopped on June 14. Despite ongoing proceedings in the High Court, the Home Office is now planning a new flight.

While this is going on, the prime minister and home secretary have made it clear that they want to keep this cruel policy going and push for more people to be deported by going to other countries. The effects of this policy on the people it affects cannot be overstated, from the dangerous journeys made even more dangerous by the closing of safe routes to the physical violence of detention and forced deportation to the mental anguish of those who are detained and have the threat of being sent to a place they have never been hanging over their heads.

It is imperative that we stand up now and make our rejection of these injustices clear.

We condemn the demonisation of migrants and reject narratives of scarcity or the deserving/undeserving binary.

We wholly condemn the detention and deportation of people and believe that we should all have the freedom to move and the freedom to stay.

You can find information about each demonstration below. This information will be updated regularly, and we will be trying to provide travel support and other assistance where possible, so please keep an eye out for new information, or get in touch via s.det.sup@gmail.com or social media. Please follow the hyperlinks for transport and other additional information!

Our next major demonstration will be at Manston detention camp (CT12 5DF) on Sunday the 6th of November at 2 pm. We will be arranging a coach to travel there from London and will be trying to provide assistance for anybody on a low wage to be able to attend.


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