In Manchester on 20 February

We said These Walls Must Fall!

As part of the One Day Without Us national day of migrant solidarity, over 100 people gathered in Manchester's Piccadilly Gardens for two events.

The gatherings were organised by Right to Remain with local migrant groups including United For Change and Manchester Migrant Solidarity, under the campaign banner of These Walls Must Fall.

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Imagine one day without us. Imagine one day without detention centres

Monday 20 February is a national day of action – One Day Without Us – in solidarity with migrants, with events taking place up and down the country. In Manchester, Right to Remain is working with local migrant groups including United For Change and Manchester Migrant Solidarity to hold two events in Piccadilly Gardens.

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“We are the people who can change everything”

As we gathered in a packed room for the second public meeting in Manchester for These Walls Must Fall, news started to come through about local campaigner Diane Ngoza, being held in Yarl's Wood and facing deportation. This set the scene for a meeting - determination: "We're sick and tired of our friends being taken off to detention"...

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Signing support: be prepared. Lessons from Manchester

For people at risk of detention, it is important to be prepared. At our recent workshop in Manchester, we discussed facing up to what can the most terrifying aspect of the asylum and immigration process. There is a lot you can do to prepare. One of the most important things is having a system in place so that if you are detained, people know straight away and start taking action for you.

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