We’ll be welcoming a group of local walkers to this month’s demonstration, as we stand in solidarity with the 500 men threatened with imprisonment off the south coast of England. Walking to protest has always been a vivid way of drawing attention to injustice. But also walking is a great way to explore issues with other walkers and to meet people along the way, explaining why you care about an issue.
This government’s plans to house ‘illegal migrants’ on a huge barge caught the national headlines. Though far from Derwentside IRC, the Bibby Stockholm is essentially demonstrating the same cruelty as the immigration detention centre in Durham – depriving people of their liberty with no end given to their suffering. This is what our demonstration will be making crystal clear.