'It's not fit for habitation': protesters demand Manston asylum centre is shut down

Protesters have called for Manston detention centre in Kent to be closed down, saying the detainees are being treated 'like animals' and the centre is 'not fit for habitation'. The protests come after it was revealed that the former military base, which opened as a processing centre for asylum seekers in February with the intention of holding a maximum of 1,600 people for 24 hours at a time, was housing about 4,000 people for weeks on end and detainees had described conditions as 'like a prison'