Demonstrations update

Demonstrations update


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

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:

  1. Download the icon and save it as your profile picture on social media =>
  2. 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] =>
  3. 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! =>
  4. 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

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.

About Care4Calais

Care4Calais was founded by a group of volunteers with the sole aim of supporting the people of the Calais refugee camps, providing fresh meals, warm clothing, heating and important legal and medical support.

We are not politicians – we are people like you who simply believe that every human has the right to be treated in a fair and dignified way.

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