A "CIVIL Rights Caravan" will be touring Britain in solidarity with asylum seekers, migrants and black victims of racist attacks. It is organised by the National Civil Rights Movement. It is demanding the scrapping of the refugee voucher scheme and an end to detention and deportation of refugees.
Public meetings, festivals and protests are being organised in each place the caravan is set to visit. The caravan will also visit detention centres and refugee hostels to offer practical advice and support to refugees.
Tour dates include Coventry 12 September, Birmingham 16 September, Oxford 17 September, Margate 22 September, Dover 23 September, Brighton 24 September, Leeds 29 September, Newcastle 30 September, Exeter 6 October, Plymouth 7 October, Bristol 8 October.
Local campaigners in Bristol have already started organising activities for the day including a welcoming committee for the caravan, a march to the new Wal-Mart store to protest against the refugee voucher scheme, and a public meeting and festival in the evening.
The caravan's tour will culminate in a demonstration in London to coincide with the anniversary of the death of black student Ricky Reel.
- Demonstrate against racism. Assemble Saturday 14 October, 1pm, Embankment, London. For more information on activities in your local area contact 020 7837 1450.