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Protesters from Unity and No Borders gave the UKBA a taste of their own medicine on Tuesday (29th) with an unwanted early morning visit at Glasgow's Brand Street reporting centre. Three people blockaded the gates of the centre by locking on to each other through concrete tubing while supporters looked on.
Two dawn raids at the homes of local families have been conducted by the UKBA in Glasgow in the last month – a practice so inhumane they had previously refrained from doing it after public pressure. The families have subsequently been kept in detention. After beginning at 5.30am, the soon-after arrival of several UKBA Enforcement Teams - who conduct the raids - left the protesters fairly certain they'd directly prevented a raid that very morning.
The demonstrators also pointed out the ongoing detention of children as a reason for the 5-hour long action, which resulted in all the blockaders being nicked. They were then released on normal bail conditions the next day charged with breach of the peace, and are due to appear in court on August 6th.
Previous November blockades of the offices have resulted in the premises being closed for 11 hours.
More updates from Calais No Borders Network
'Non-citizens' take to the streets of Berlin in the latest instalment of the Refugee Strike shaking things up in Germany.
Following evidence of cruelty against migrants submitted by solidarity activists, French police are under scrutiny from Defender of Rights.
What is known about the death of a Ghanian man in Harmondsworth IRC on October 30th? And who are GEO Group, the private prison firm desperately trying to shift culpability?
Refugees set up a protest camp in front of the historic Brandenburg gate in Berlin and go on hunger strike over abysmal treatment in the hands of the state.
Activists and friends pull out all the stops to prevent UKBA sending family to persecution in Egypt.
Calais migrants fight back with road-blocking action
Immigrant's murder sparks arson in Greece as Golden Dawn Athens offices torched