Report from London demonstration

Several hundred people took part in the March for Migrants' Rights today in South London, starting off from the Imperial War Museum and marching up Borough High Street before pausing at Becket House in St Thomas Street, a Home Office 'reporting centre' where asylum seekers have to report and may be detained without warning. The march finished with a rally in Tanner Street Park in Bermondsey.

Banners on the march included the new No Borders London one making its debut, as well as Southall Black Sisters, Latin American Workers Association, Bolivia Solidarity Campaign, Barbed Wire Britain, International Organisation of Iranian Refugees and many others.

Rhythms of Resistance samba band kept it lively, making the most of the echo in the road tunnels under London Bridge station, while a Bolivian band led a circle dance in the park at the end. Chants on the march included 'No borders, no nations, no deportations'.

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