Thousands gather to demand #ShutDownYarlsWood and #EndDetentionNow!

The walls of Yarl’s Wood were surrounded by unprecedented numbers on Saturday as up to 2,000 people from all corners of the country joined a protest at Britain’s most infamous detention centre… there is a reason Yarl’s Wood looms large over the migration justice movement; a reason no journalists or cameras are allowed inside; a reason even representatives of the United Nations were barred from entering. … More Thousands gather to demand #ShutDownYarlsWood and #EndDetentionNow!

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Stand-off with prison profiteers at the Tower of London

The Tower of London has been a tourist attraction for as long as anyone can remember. But on 15 November the infamous tower was back in action, opening its doors to host the European Custody and Detention Summit. Despite the talk of progressive reform, the £1,500 per head summit was a closed-door trade fair for private security corporations and their public partners. … More Stand-off with prison profiteers at the Tower of London