This weekend there will be demonstrations across the country against the Government’s plan to forcibly deport refugees to Rwanda.
It’s vital that as many of us as possible demonstrate to show the scale of public opposition to this brutal and barbaric scheme. The phenomenal response to our #StopRwanda campaign has shown that people do not want this horrific action carried out in their name. Now we need to build on the momentum and make as much noise as possible to make the Government aware of public opinion.
The demonstrations over the weekend will be followed by a demonstration outside the Royal Courts of Justice on July 19, when our legal challenge against the lawfulness of the plan is heard.
These are the details of demos announced so far. There more details about individual events at https://care4calais.org/stop-rwanda/
Brighton: Sunday 17 July, 4.30pm at the Peace Statue, Hove, BN3 2WN
Cambridge: Saturday 16 July, 12pm at Market Hill, Cambridge
Cardiff: Saturday 16 July, 2pm at Home Office, General Buildings, Cardiff
Coventry: Saturday 16 July, 1pm in Broadgate, Coventry CV1 1NF
Leeds: Saturday 16 July, 12pm at Mill Hill Chapel, City Square, Leeds
Manchester: Saturday 16 July, Solidarity Picnic at 2pm, Cathedral Gardens, Manchester
Sheffield: Saturday 16 July, 12pm at Sheffield Town Hall, Sheffield
London: Tuesday 19 July, 9am to 5pm with a rally at 2pm.
Where: Outside the Royal Courts of Justice, Strand, London WC2A 2LL
As well as demonstrating, There are other things you can do to support us in the run-up to July 19:
- Download the icon and save it as your profile picture on social media => bit.ly/RWDicon
- Download or make a #StopRwanda card and take picture of yourself and/or your friends holding it. Post the pic on your social channels and tag us @care4calais, and send your pic to us [email protected] => bit.ly/RWDbanner
- Buy your t shirt, take a photo, post it on socials, wear it out and about, talk about it and wear it to the demo! => https://bit.ly/RWDtee
- Make sure you repost any social media posts again on 19 July using the #StopRwanda hashtag. 19 July is the day we most need to be heard!
For more details go to care4calais.org/stop-rwanda/
This campaign is supported by Trades Union Congress (TUC), Stand Up To Racism, PCS Union, UNISON, Unite the union, The Communication Workers Union, GMB Union, National Education Union, Fire Brigades Union, NASUWT, ASLEF – The UK Train Drivers’ Union, UCU – University and College Union and the Bakers Food and Allied Workers Union – BFAWU, as well as Refugee Council, Citizenship Coalition, Amnesty International and StatusNow4All.