March against the deportation of children 19th Nov Manc

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lucy82
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Nov 14 2005 17:23
March against the deportation of children 19th Nov Manc

Sat. 19th Nov. 2005 in Manchester and London

Manchester Events

12 noon - assemble : Manchester University Students Union, Oxford Road

1.30pm - Rally & Performances : Peace Gardens, St Peter's Square, Manchester

This march will be led by children threatened by deportation.

"My name is Taimoor Hassan. I'm 13 years old. My dad is Mansoor

Hassan and my mum is Aqila Mansoor.

Me and my sisters have been getting banners and placards ready for

Saturday ; it's the Stop Deporting Children and Students Day of

Action with demonstrations in Manchester and London. That's me in the

photo with one of the pictures we did.

In Manchester we will be meeting loads of other people at the

Student's Union in Oxford Road, Manchester at 11am on Saturday -

we'll be assembling for a march at 12.00, then we'll be setting off

to the Peace Gardens in St Peter's Square.

There are going to be school kids and students from all over the

North West - I've heard schools are bringing mini-buses from

Liverpool, Sheffield, Barnsley, Huddersfield and Wigan. And they'll

be bringing their families and teachers and friends.

I don't know most of them yet, but I will do by Saturday ! I think

there will be lots of children and students like us, facing

deportation. And masses of people from their communities who want us

to stay.

I'm doing a speech in front of everyone. I'm a bit nervous, but I'm

more concerned about making my points .... that we have to stay in

this country otherwise our family will be persecuted again in

Pakistan, all because my dad wrote the truth as a journalist about

powerful people. We just want to be safe, we want freedom.

Please come on Saturday to support us all, to show everyone that you

will defend us !

And bring your banners and placards !

See you then !

Taimoor

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Nov 15 2005 09:51

will defo be there.

now where are those "No worker is illegal" leaflets and the big red and black "Working Class Solidarity" banner again...

See ya!

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Nov 16 2005 13:52

Might be there.

spike
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Nov 16 2005 15:27

me too.

see you there black bloc

lucy82
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Nov 16 2005 17:33
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where are those "No worker is illegal" leaflets and the big red and black "Working Class Solidarity" banner again..

i've got a big black and red "Noone is illegal" banner but im only bringin it if someone will help carry it. its about bedsheet size. will that do? no leaflets though..

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Nov 16 2005 21:53

fantastic, lucy you rock 8)

Bring it in, perhaps we can do shifts because carrying a banner is fucking boring.

red n black star

Ted Heath's Ghost
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Nov 18 2005 17:37

I'll be along, I'll stumble around looking for the banners.

spike
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Nov 19 2005 12:38

well i am feeling shitrty so didn't go, despite a last minute attempt - i would've been late anyway..... sad

lucy has a hangover i think.

lucy82
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Nov 19 2005 14:05

yeah sorry. i was really tired. managed to steal a stereo off the director of housing last night though and hide it in the ladies loo for the cleaner to find. he shouldn't have pissed me off stupid bastard..

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Nov 19 2005 16:54
Ted Heath's Ghost wrote:
I'll be along, I'll stumble around looking for the banners.

Despite my expectations when I woke up early this morning, I managed to do both of these things!

knightrose
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Nov 19 2005 17:01

and it was nice to finally meet up with you.

Ted Heath's Ghost
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Nov 19 2005 17:31

Yes, it was nice to meet you too, along with everyone else.

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Nov 19 2005 18:34

likewise from me.

But the turnout was really good, and the kids talks heartbreaking...

that was the biggest migrant demo i have seen in manchester, must have been several hundred people, inlcuding 20 odd anarchists at very least smile

Funny detail of the day: SWP guy telling refused he has gone soft for becoming an anarchist, LOL! yeah, these pussy soft anarchists dont even have bottle to send tanks to crush workers uprisings!

red n black star

knightrose
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Nov 19 2005 19:02

yeah. Some demos you go to oly to give out leaflets. Others it actually matters to be at. Today's was the latter type.

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Nov 19 2005 19:09
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Others it actually matters to be at.

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Nov 19 2005 19:16

The SWP were't at the demos last year and they never send their busloads of card-carrying members to protests outside the detention centres. Probably too busy making cliché banners for the Union.

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Nov 19 2005 20:10
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Others it actually matters to be at. Today's was the latter type.

It was my Dad's first demo ever and he was quite impressed with it - I think on those grounds.

Decent turnout anyway.

knightrose
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Nov 20 2005 08:29

Preety heart breaking stuff too.

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Nov 21 2005 09:51

for sure, hats off to anyone who is able to work on immigration issues and be surrounded by those stories all the time sad Or living one of those stories...

Immigration demos are always such an emotional rollercoaster, you hear this heartbreaking stuff, and then the demos are usually quite uplifting.