In another protest against deportations today, activists blockaded the Yarl's Wood detention centre near Bedford. This coincides with the demonstration at the WH Tours depot at Crawley this morning. Other actions were planned for today in Dublin, where the flight is due to stop over for Irish detainees to board, and at the Home Office in London.
Yarl's Wood is the scene of an on-going hungers strike against the detention of children in immigration prisons, health care and food provision, and up to 20 people including children were understood to be due to be deported today.
Both actions were eventually broken up by the police. In the case of the Yarl's Wood blockade, up to 40 police finally removed the demonstrators after a 2 hour sit-in in the road.