Home | Friday 7th January 2011 | Issue 753
Migrant rights activists threw a New Year’s Eve bash with a difference when they assembled outside Holloway Prison for a bangin’, rattlin’ and whistlin’ demo in solidarity with the Yarl’s Wood three. Denise McNeil, Sheree Wilson and Aminata Camara were among the approximately 70 women who went on hunger strike at Yarl’s Wood detention centre last February (see SchNEWS 726) in protest against their treatment at the hands of the immigration authorities.
The strike lasted over five weeks during which time many of the detainees were banged up in Holloway. The three have been there ever since. Over 100 people equipped with an array of noise making equipment turned out to demand the immediate release of the three.
* The three women are scheduled to have bail hearings in the coming weeks. To find out how you can show your support, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.