5 Ways to Help End Deportations and Stop Charter Flights

Also published at: http://novaramedia.com/2017/03/31/5-ways-to-help-end-deportations-and-stop-charter-flights/ On 28 April, 14 people blocked the runway at Stansted airport and stopped a mass deportation charter flight to Nigeria and Ghana. Activists from End Deportations, Lesbians and Gays Support the Migrants and Plane Stupid ran onto the tarmac and locked themselves to each other using arm tubes and tripods. This is the first time this kind of direct…

Collective statement, 31st March 2017

Tuesday’s plane blockade was an unprecedented victory. For the first time in the UK, the brave and determined actions of campaigners grounded a charter flight and prevented the deportation of dozens. It showed a glimpse of what’s possible through collective action: when we fight we can win. That the Home Office would rush to try…

CAMPAIGNERS HALT ‘DEPORTATION FLIGHT’ BY BLOCKING STANSTED RUNWAY AND LOCKING THEMSELVES TO PLANE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 29/03/17 For more information: 07391139809 | enddeportations@riseup.net Activists from End Deportations, Lesbians and Gays Support the Migrants (LGSMigrants) and Plane Stupid have last night (28 March) prevented the departure of a mass deportation charter flight from Stansted Airport 17 people arrested so far, according to police This is the first time this…

Activists In London Are Stopping a Mass Deportation Flight Carrying Nigerians and Ghanaians From Taking Off

Reposted from Okay Africa (International Edition), 28/3/17. Text by Damola Durosomo http://www.okayafrica.com/in-brief/stansted-airport-deportation-block/ Activists have taken to London’s Stansted Airport tonight to block a chartered flight carrying Nigerian and Ghanaian asylum seekers. Eight campaigners gathered at 10:00 pm and formed a physical blockade to prevent the flight from taking off, refusing to leave until the flight…