Wednesday, 18 March 2009

9 Arrested After Tinsley Blockade

9 anti-deportation campaigners from the group 'Stop Deportation' were arrested yesterday during the blockade of Tinsley House IRC at Gatwick Airport. 6 of the activists had either locked or super-glued themselves on to the gates at Tinsley to try and prevent the removal of deportees scheduled to be flown back to Iraqi Kurdistan.

The blockade, which managed to stop a number G4S vans from leaving, was ended by police after approximately 6 hours and this unfortunately left enough time for the deportees to be taken to Stanstead for the removal flight.

For more details, see the London No Borders website

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