Activists Rally in Glasgow Against Rwanda Deportation Plan

A group of protesters gathered in Glasgow on June 14 to demonstrate against the UK’s plan to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda.

Video shared by the activist group Justice & Peace Scotland showed the crowd outside the University of Glasgow chanting “refugees are welcome here”.

The planned first flight carrying migrants did not take off on June 14 due to a ruling from the European Court of Human Rights in favor of a group of people who are seeking asylum in the UK, including men originally from Iraq, Iran, and Vietnam.

The Rwanda scheme is part of the UK government’s New Plan for Immigration, and will see migrants who are deemed to have illegally entered the country transported to Rwanda instead of being allowed to seek asylum in the UK.

Amnesty International has called the plan “a clear and shameful abandonment of the UK’s responsibility to refugees under the Refugee Convention.” Credit: Justice & Peace Scotland via Storyful

Video transcript

- Refugees are welcome here.

- Say it loud and say it clear.

- Refugees are welcome here.

- Say it loud and say it clear.

- Refugees are welcome here.

- Say it loud and say it clear.

- Refugees are welcome here.

- Say it loud and say it clear.

- Refugees are welcome here.

- Say it loud and say it clear.

- Refugees are welcome here.

- Say it loud and say it clear.

- Refugees are welcome here.

- Say it loud and say it clear.

- Refugees are welcome here.

- No borders, no nations.

- Stop deportations.

- No borders, no nations.

- Stop deportations.

- No borders, no nations.

- Stop deportations.

- Refugees are welcome here.

- Say it loud and say it clear.

- Refugees are welcome here.

- Say it loud say it clear.

- Refugees are welcome here.

- Say it loud and say it clear.

- Refugees are welcome here.

- Say it loud and say it clear.

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