UK protesters demand closure of immigrant detention center

British protesters stage a rally to urge the closure of a notorious immigrant detention center in the United Kingdom.

The largest protest yet against Britain’s most notorious immigration removal center took place on Saturday, as campaigners denounced Yarl’s Wood as an “abomination” that should be closed immediately, the Guardian reported.

Protesters rallied outside the detention center in Bedfordshire, where hundreds of women are incarcerated. The vast majority of inmates are failed asylum seekers who have committed no crime, the report added.

Protesters from as far away as Cornwall and Manchester traveled to Yarl’s Wood, with activist groups throughout the country raising money for weeks to hire transport and get protesters to the event.

Now Rodney Shakespeare, political analyst, in London says the “UK immigration policy is racist, sexist and has a sinister aspect.”


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