Campsfield detention centre will close by May 2019! This is the fourth centre to be closed since 2015. We are winning!
These Walls Must Fall is an initiative to build local campaigns to challenge the use of immigration detention in the UK.
People are pushing the campaign through their community groups, voluntary organisations, charities, trade unions, activist groups, faith communities, student societies, sports clubs… the list keeps growing!
Earlier this month These Walls Must Fall campaigners spoke with members of the public at Manchester’s Partisan Collective community day. There was great back and forth with the audience, and lots of people signed up to support the campaign. Below is the text of the speech from one of the campaigners. These Walls Must Fall… Read more »
These Walls Must Fall member ‘Aman’ writes about how being detained as a child in the UK made them feel that “asking for justice is a crime”, and spoke about their involvement in challenging detention with the campaign.
Laura Gibbons works at the Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit. She is also a volunteer visitor at the immigration detention centre in Manchester, a facility not many locals know about. Laura writes this week on the Right to Remain blog about detention, volunteering and These Walls Must Fall.
Last night Liverpool City Council passed a cross-party motion against immigration detention and in support of the local ‘These Walls Must Fall’ campaign. In a sign of a growing, community-based resistance to immigration detention, councillors from all four parties (Labour, Green, Lib Dems, Liberals) proposed a motion that called on the government to end indefinite… Read more »
As part of Refugee Week 2018, we are teaming up with Quakers in Britain, STAR, and Freed Voices to celebrate people’s resistance to the injustice of immigration detention and the ‘hostile environment’.
The Immigration Minister was quizzed about detention by the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee. The session was watched by members of the Freed Voices group, detention experts-by-experience, and we filmed their reactions and comments, googlebox-style.
Brighton & Hove and Cambridge City Councils have just joined Manchester in passing These Walls Must Fall motions to condemn indefinite immigration detention and committing to action to build the movement to end the practice.
Opelo Kgari and her mother have lived in the UK for 14 years – since Opelo was just 13. For almost three months they’ve been detained at Yarl’s Wood detention centre, uncertain of their future. Opelo was detained in January 2018 following a routine ‘signing’ appointment at her local immigration office in Stoke-on-Trent. This is… Read more »
A collective of grassroots groups is mobilising for a rally outside Yarl’s Wood immigration detention centre on Saturday 24 March, in solidarity with the #HungerForFreedom strikers inside. Hundreds of people will surround the notorious detention centre in Bedfordshire, calling for the place to be closed, the people to be released and for an end to… Read more »
This Wednesday 21st March will mark one full month since people inside Yarl’s Wood began their strike actions. On 21st February, 120 people detained at Yarl’s Wood detention centre in Bedfordshire started a hunger strike. Since then, strikers have been refusing food, refusing to work, and refusing to use services inside detention, with a list… Read more »