women in the snow at the London solidarity action

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 of demands against the detention system. Read the demands here. There have been actions in support of the strikers in London, across the UK, and internationally.

Now, as part of a national Day of Action, events are taking place in various cities across the UK (we will update this page as new events are announced. Please get in touch if you have an event you want to add):

LONDON

Where: Home Office, 2 Marsham Street, SW1P 4DF London.

When: 16:30–18:30

Event page here.

LEEDS

Where: Leeds Home Office, Waterside Court, 471 Kirkstall Road, Leeds LS4 2QB

When: 17:30–18:30

Event page here.

LIVERPOOL

Where: Steps of Lime Street Station, Liverpool

When: 17:00–18:00

Event page here.

MANCHESTER

Where: Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester.

When: 16:00–18:00

Event page here.

GLASGOW

Where: Home Office, 200 Brand St, Glasgow, G51 1DH

When: 16:30–18:00

Event page here.

**Unity will pay/reimburse travel for any one who wants to come to the demo who wouldn’t be able to make it otherwise!**

BRISTOL

Where: College Green, Bristol

When: 16:30–18:30

Event page here.