Solidarity Demo with Migrants in Calais

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... outside the French Tourist Board,
300 High Holborn, London - this Friday Nov 14th 1-2pm

In the last few weeks there has been an increasingly brutal repression of migrants in Calais and the surrounding areas.

On Wednesday 22nd October police and 250 armed riot squad officers smashed a camp that was home to 350 Eritreans. There were hundreds of arrests and around 80 of the migrants were imprisoned in a detention centre. Then on Thursday 6th November police conducted a manhunt of Afghans in the area. Journalists and activists on the scene were encircled by police for a number of hours to prevent them from documenting what was happening, and intervening. During a solidarity demo the following evening a prominent local activist was arrested.
( PRESS RELEASE: english | francais )

We understand that the arrest of Afghans is in preparation for a charter flight to Kabul in the next few weeks that is being organised jointly by the French and British authorities. In response to these outrages, London No Borders is calling for a solidarity demo at the French Tourist Board this Friday, 14th November, from 1pm-2pm. No detention! No deportations! End all immigration controls!

Please bring banners and noise making things!