The protest outside the UK Border agency in Cardiff this Friday called by Refugee Voice Wales has been gaining attention.

There has been support for the demonstration on Facebook, Myspace, TwitterIndymediaEveryone’s Favourite ComradeCryptonomicon, Cardiff Radical Socialist Forum, Urban75 and Permanent Revolution.

The BBC world service also recently aired an episode of Assignment: “Unlawful Detention” (Listen or Download) investigating claims that the government is routinely breaching its own guidelines and detaining vulnerable asylum seekers unlawfully. It features an interview with whistleblower Louise Perrett.

Also on Friday afternoon, there will be a protest outside the Serco offices in London. Serco is the company that runs Yarls’ Wood Immigration Prison, where our thoughts are with the women on hunger strike.

In the evening after the protest Cardiff STAR (Student Action for Refugees) will be holding their “Refugee Rythms” in CF10 at the back of Cardiff University Students Union featuring African drumming and breakdancing, JouisTrouble at SeaMab Jones and much more plus Middle Eastern and African food. Only £3 on the door.