On Wednesday 28 February, over 200 people braved the freezing weather and took to the streets in London in solidarity with the men and women on hunger strike in Yarl’s Wood immigration detention centre. They gathered outside the Home office headquarters. Solidarity actions also took place outside of Home Office buildings in Leeds and Glasgow.

Over loudspeakers, one of the hunger strikers spoke to the crowd in London by phone:

“You’re fighting for our liberty today; but we are fighting for your liberty for tomorrow.”