Home Office Glasgow Dawn-Raided – again!
At 5:30am this morning, Tuesday 29 May, a group of dozen protesters from Unity and the No Borders Network blockaded and closed the gates at the UKBA reporting centre in Brand Street Glasgow, in protest against the continuing detention of children and the practice of early morning raids, following the harrowing dawn raids and subsequent detention of two African families in the city over the last month.
Protesters attached themselves through lock-on tubes across the entrance of the main gates, blocking the exit for dawn raid vans, and closing all vehicle exits to the building where the heavy handed UK enforcement teams are based.
The team of protesters were chained together through tubing on which were the slogans “STOP DAWN RAIDS” & “END DEPORTATIONS”. Banners in support of refugee rights were hung across the gates.
As protesters blocked the road this morning, members of the UKBA Enforcement Teams, which carry out the dawn raids arrived, protesters believe, in preparation to carry out a dawn raid on another family. It’s believed that the protest action managed to successfully stop the UKBA detaining a family today!
Photos and updates at http://www.indymediascotland.org/node/27467