THE UK Zimbabwean Community Campaign to Defend Asylum Seekers took a significant step forward when it met in London last Saturday to organise a national demonstration against the deportation of asylum seekers.
The campaign came out of lively protests in December following the government’s decision to end its suspension of removals to Zimbabwe.
At the meeting, campaign chair Arthur Molife underlined the urgency of organising a national demonstration. He added that a mass anti-deportation demonstration led by Zimbabweans would highlight the hypocrisy of New Labour’s asylum policy and had the potential to receive substantial publicity. It should also include the wider refugee community, who are equally affected.
The campaign is planning meetings across the country to start building for the demonstration.
The Stop the Removals demonstration will be held on Saturday 29 January, 1pm to 5pm outside the Home Office, Queen Anne’s Gate, London.
For more information and transport details, e-mail: Stoptheremovals_Zimbabwe@yahoo.co.uk or phone: Arthur Molife (London) 07960 126 028
Emily Madamombe (Midlands) 07900 061 215