Deportations Flight Blocked

Reposted from Morning Star, 30/3/17. Text by Felicity Collier https://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/a-f176-Deportations-flightblocked 17 arrests as lock-on stops charter plane taking asylum-seekers out of Britain ACTIVISTS prevented a charter flight full of asylum-seekers from leaving Stansted Airport late on Tuesday night in an “unprecedented victory” against mass deportations. End Deportations campaigners locked themselves to the wheel of a plane bound…

5 reasons why we stopped a UKgov deportation flight to Nigeria last night

Reposted from Open Democracy, 29/3/17. Text by the End Deportations collective https://www.opendemocracy.net/uk/shinealight/nadia-graham/stansted-deportation-charter-Operation-Majestic As a government ghost flight prepared for take-off, activists intervened. Stansted Airport, Tuesday 28 March (End Deportations) Last night at Stansted Airport people who had lived in the UK, some for decades, were forced onto a plane bound for Nigeria and Ghana. They…

Why did Plane Stupid chain themselves to the runway at Stansted Airport?

Reposted from New Internationalist, 29/3/17. Text by Plane Stupid https://newint.org/blog/2017/03/29/plane-stupid-stansted-action/ Activists take action at Stansted airport to stop a mass deportation flight. by Stop Charter Flights – End Deportations Facebook page. Last night’s action stopped a mass deportation charter flight from flying to Nigeria and Ghana. Members of Plane Stupid explain why they took part. Just over a…

Arrests as Stansted anti-deportation protesters lock themselves to plane

Reposted from The Guardian, 29/3/17. Text by Diane Taylor https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/29/arrests-as-stansted-anti-deportation-protesters-lock-themselves-to-plane Seventeen held after activists prevent departure of flight taking asylum seekers and other migrants to Nigeria and Ghana Police have arrested 17 anti-deportation protesters who locked themselves to an aircraft at Stansted airport preventing a charter flight due to remove asylum seekers and other migrants from…

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…