Join us on a demonstration in support of Asylum Seekers
SATURDAY 30th JUNE 2012 – BRISTOL
MEET Stapleton Road Station, by Eastside Roots Garden Centre at 11am
MARCH together, passing some of the places that help tell our story
SHOUT OUT against these injustices
GATHER at Queen’s Square, City Centre to eat, drink together & plan next steps
“We, asylum seekers, were forced to run from our countries, our lives at risk, we left everything, our homes and our families.
We came to this country to find a place for peace and safety.
But here we have many problems – with accommodation and food, we are not allowed to work, we can’t access benefits, education and even some health
We are treated as criminals, but we have done no crime, we can’t get solicitors, our cases are refused, we have to sign at the police station, we live under threat of detention and deportation. These things make us depressed, stressed, and ill.
We challenge the myths told about us; We are human like you, we have families here or in our countries who are also suffering, we just want to live in dignity!
Talking with our friends and supporters, we know that people want to help to change this unjust system. In Bristol over the last years we have demonstrated when our friends are detained, we have campaigned against cuts to legal advice, we have appealed for our rights, but we feel that things
are getting worse and we are stuck.
Enough is Enough! We ask you to join us, to say these Home Office policies are not happening in your name.”
STAND UP FOR THE RIGHT TO ASYLUM!
JUSTICE, FREEDOM AND DIGNITY FOR ALL
This has been written and signed by 33 asylum seekers. Names are not published to reduce possibility of repression.
We hope that many more people and groups will add their names to support our demonstration.
Please let us know if you support the demonstration and want your organisations name on the publicity by 4pm, Thursday 31st May.
If you are interested in helping to organise the demonstration please email us and we will let you know the dates of planning meetings.