Home Office in Glasgow dawn raided by activists!

At 5:30am this morning a group of dozen protesters from Unity & the No Borders Network have 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 have 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 are chained together through tubing on which reads the slogans "STOP DAWN RAIDS" & "END DEPORTATIONS". Banners in support of refugee rights hang across the gates.

The peaceful protest has currently attracted the attention of 15 police officers. As protesters blocked the road this morning, members of the UKBA Enforcement Teams which carry out the dawn raids arrived, protesters believe, in preperation to carry out a dawn raid on another family this morning. Protesters believe that we have managed to successfully stop the UKBA detaining a family today.

Please join the protest and show your support for the blockaders! NO DEPORTATIONS TODAY!

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