Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Calais Solidarity Protest Outside Brighton UKBA Office

Protesters stopped traffic outside of the UK Borders Agency Identity and Passport Services office in Fredrick Place, Brighton today in a display of support for the migrants in Calais. This last minute demonstration was organised following a public meeting held last night by Calais Migrants Solidarity

volunteers who were sharing their experiences of working with migrants in Calais over the summer.

As the meeting happened to coincide with the destruction of the Pashtun 'Jungle', feeling were running high and a dozen or so people agreed to reassemble today to protest outside the UKBA office here in town. There followed a short impromptu march round town to let all the local office staff on their lunch breaks know that not everyone is happy with the UK government's stance on the Calais migrants.

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