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IMCista | 13.04.2007 01:45 | Migration | Repression | Birmingham

Over 200 people protested today at the immigration reporting centre in Solihull, near Birmingham, against deportations to the Democratic Republic of Congo. The protest, organised by the Congo Support Project, was part of a UK-wide coordinated day of action to mark a "directions hearing" for the Country Guidance Tribunal regarding DRC asylum seekers.

There was a large and heavy-handed police presence and the protest was penned, twice, into the car park after protesters refused to stay in the tiny designated area on the grounds of Sandford House. Protesters, however, broke off after a while and blockaded the road for about 2 hours. Two people were arrested, one also assaulted by an aggressive cop. They were released later on but only because their fellow protesters, in an empowering show of solidarity, refused to leave the site before they were released.

the designated protest area on the grounds of Sandford House
the designated protest area on the grounds of Sandford House

protesters penned into the car park entrance
protesters penned into the car park entrance

banner and placards
banner and placards

cruel killer: Joseph Kabila
cruel killer: Joseph Kabila

the 'thin, blue line'
the 'thin, blue line'

more reinforcements arriving after some pushing
more reinforcements arriving after some pushing

some women do a sit-down to prevent staff's cars from leaving..
some women do a sit-down to prevent staff's cars from leaving..

but police clear the way and they leave
but police clear the way and they leave

protesters start to break off and sit down in the middle of the road
protesters start to break off and sit down in the middle of the road

taking the street
taking the street

two violent and unnecessary arrests
two violent and unnecessary arrests

arrestees taken to Solihull police station across the road from Sandford House
arrestees taken to Solihull police station across the road from Sandford House

a 2-hour blockade of Homer Road
a 2-hour blockade of Homer Road

marching and dancing up and down the road
marching and dancing up and down the road

more reinforcements arriving..
more reinforcements arriving..

to surround the protest and 'kettle' it
to surround the protest and 'kettle' it

penned in again
penned in again

the pen
the pen

the coach arrives but protesters won't leave until the 2 guys are release
the coach arrives but protesters won't leave until the 2 guys are release

which the police, facing all this determination and solidarity, eventually did!
which the police, facing all this determination and solidarity, eventually did!