Anti-deportation campaigns

Shut down Yarl’s Wood!

Submitted by cathy n on 24 November, 2017 - 9:20 Author: Tony Johns

Hundreds attended a demonstration outside Yarl’s Wood Detention Centre on 18 November to show solidarity with the women detainees.

Many ex-detainees spoke about their plight, and a PA system was linked to the mobiles of detainees. They were able to speak movingly of their situation, despite obvious intimidation from the guards.

Detainees stuck up notices and waved towels and blankets at their windows.

LGSMigrants hold remembrance event for migrants Gemma_S Thu, 11/16/2017 - 14:05
A person holding an orange wreath and candle

"Through immigration raids, detention and deportations, the government is trying to tear our communities apart. We must fight back together".

"As a society we desperately need to change the narrative on migration and, as LGBTQ people, we can start by challenging the notion that we should fear migrant communities and by resisting these attempts by right-wing nationalists to pinkwash their politics."
Lesbians and Gays Support the Migrants

On 11 November activists from LGSMigrants and others held a ″remembrance day″ for migrants.