Close Campsfield! 16th "anniversary" demo Sat 28th Nov

On 25th November 1993, two minibuses brought the first detainees from Harmondsworth, Heathrow, to Campsfield, near Oxford. Demonstrators at the gate protested.

Since then, detainees themselves have mounted countless protests. Over 10,000 innocent people, refugees and undocumented migrants, have been imprisoned in Campsfield for anything from a day or two to months, even years, without being charged with any crime, without judicial oversight or proper reason given, and without time limit. Now the government wants to build a new detention centre of 800 places – the biggest in Europe – at Bullingdon near Bicester just down the road.

Join the Campaign to Close Campsfield for the 16th "anniversary" demonstration at 12 noon on Saturday 28th November 2009 at Campsfield Main Gates, Langford Lane, Kidlington

From Oxford: take the Stagecoach bus to Oxford airport 11.15am, stop C4, by Randolph Hotel, Magdalen St West, Oxford. Bike ride: Meet at 11:00 at Martyrs’ Memorial, St Giles, Oxford.

Invited speakers: former detainees, No Borders, Stop Deportations, TUC Race Relations Committee. Bring banners and drums!

Followed by: 2.30-4pm at Exeter Hall, Kidlington, meeting of Barbed Wire Britain: Network to End Refugee and Migrant Detention