- In Bedfordshire, outside Yarls Wood Immigration Removal Centre, gather 11.30am at Bedford Town Centre.
- In Manchester, outside Pennine House, the detention centre near the office of Border and Immigration minister Phil Woolas, who was detained on friday evening. The extreme views of Mr Woolas have resulted in his receiving a pie in the face on an earlier occasion
- In Edinburgh, outside the offices of Group 4 Securicor (G4S), one of the largest private companies involved in the border prison industrial complex, running five immigration prisons in the UK and many more around the world at a considerable profit.
There are 13 immigration prisons in the UK and every year up to 30,000 innocent people including 2000 children are detained without committing any crime. The government wants to increase detention by 60% and have built a new detention centre Brook House near Gatwick (due to open soon). The UK government also have the go-ahead to build a second detention centre next to Yarl’s Wood IRC and are in talks to build another near Bullingdon, Oxfordshire. Very often the people imprisoned are torture and rape survivors and have serious physical and mental health problems. The human suffering caused by this imprisonment is unspeakable.
We demand the immediate closure of all immigration prisons and freedom of movement for everyone. No Borders South Wales will be attending the protest in Bedfordshire, get in contact if you want to come with us.