Over twenty women  have been on hunger strike at Yarls Wood Immigration Prison near Bedford since Friday 5th February, calling for their immediate release and are now reaching the “critical phase” of health risk. This is the latest chapter in the history of resistance in UK detention centres, there have been many solidarity protests with more planned.

When we protest outside the UK Border Agency in Cardiff on Friday, we will be doing so as much in solidarity with the plight of the women at Yarl’s Wood as against the racism of the  staff inside the office.