Anti-deportation activists charged

Eleven people have been charged today following demonstrations at Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre in West Drayton on Tuesday.

The demonstration was organised as part of No Borders Convergence week and aimed at stopping the forcible deportation of 50 Ghanaian migrants.

Eleven No Borders activists blockaded the route from the detention centre to the plane by locking their arms together inside heavy-weight concrete blocks. Around 20 people were involved in the demonstration that lasted almost seven and a half hours.

Charges ranged from public order offences to assault on a police officer. All have been bailed at Uxbridge Magistrates Court to return on 8th March.

By Oran Blackwood

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