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Stop forced relocation of asylum seekers

by Margaret Woods
Issue No. 2229

Burning the letters (Pic: Suki Sangha)

Burning the letters (Pic: Suki Sangha)

Some 400 protesters gathered outside the UK Border Agency (UKBA) offices in Glasgow last Saturday to protest at plans to force asylum seekers to relocate away from their communities.

The UKBA has told families they will be given just three days notice to move to an unspecified destination “within the Scotland region”.

Trade union speakers were joined by those from the Catholic Church and the Church of Scotland.

Young supporters unfurled a banner proclaiming, “Celtic football club—built by immigrants”.

At the end of the demo scores of letters were ceremonially burned.

Glasgow Campaign to Welcome Refugees, Positive Action in Housing, Unity and the Right to Work Campaign called the demonstration.

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Tue 23 Nov 2010, 18:26 GMT
Issue No. 2229
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