Emergency protest: stop deportations to Congo

Home Office snatch squads have detained a number of families and individuals from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) who have been living in Briain for several years. 19 Children and 23 adults from DR Congo are to be deported by Charter Flight. All those detained have been served with the same removal directions:

"Directions have now been given for your removal from the United Kingdom by (flight/ship) OTTHxla4334 to Congo Democratic Republic at 21.00 hrs on Monday 26 February 2007".

An Emergency protest has been called for Monday 26 February, 1-3pm, at the Home Office, 2 Marsham Street, London SW1P 4DF(nearest tubes St James Park and Westminster).

On Friday Brighton No Borders protested at the Crawley (East Sussex) headquarters of XL, the company contracted for the flight to Congo on Monday. A banner was dropped from a balcony and people tried to inform XL workers of their companies involvement with Mondays flight by handing out leaflets and talking to them (report here - photo left).