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UK-wide Day of Action Against Deportations to DR Congo Birmingham Thursday 12th April 2007



Thursday, 12th April 2007, saw a national day of action to protest against deportations to the Democratic Republic of Congo. Nine coordinated protests took place in Birmingham, Cardiff, Glasgow, Leeds, Leicester, London, Manchester, Newcastle and Nottingham.

The protests, called by the Congo Support Project and supported by many other groups, including NCADC and No Borders, were to mark a Directions Hearing for the Country Guidance Tribunal regarding DRC asylum seekers facing mass deportation.

Earlier this year, in a Home Office operation named Castor, 38 DR Congolese nationals, including 21 children, were forcibly removed on a charter flight, operated by XL Airways, from Stanstead airport near London. There are signs that another 'operation' is already being planned.

Last updated 26 June, 2015