Solidarity with Stansted Defendants 5th November demo

Last year, 15 people grounded a deportation charter flight for ten hours to prevent it taking off. The individuals responsible for this non-violent direct action have been charged with terrrorism-related offences that could result in life imprisonment.
Stand in solidarity with the Stansted 15 defendants at Chelmsford Court. Their trial began a month ago and is still ongoing. End Deportations will be offering support, and showing their opposition to Home Office deportations.

They intend the demonstration as a dignified vigil. To support this they ask for no chanting or amplified music to best support the defendants and the cause. Banners and placards are very welcome.

 
*WHEN*
8:30, MONDAY 5th NOVEMBER*WHERE*
Chelmsford Crown Court,
New Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1EL*TRANSPORT*
If attending from London, trains run from Liverpool St Station and take approx 35 mins. There are trains at 07.36, 07.46 and 08.00. The court is 5 mins walk from Chelmsford train station.


Updates on any further transport laid on will be posted on this event page. If you are able to offer transport or organise some from where you live, that would be wonderful – please let us know.
*UPDATE*
There is now have a coach leaving from London Liverpool Street to the demo at 0645.

More info here.

And book a place here.

COME AND EXPRESS YOUR SOLIDARITY, ENERGY, LOVE AND RAGE, IN SUPPORT OF THE STANSTED DEFENDANTS, AND AGAINST DEPORTATION CHARTER FLIGHTS.

Your solidarity is also welcome all day on Twitter @EDeportations and on FB.
#EndDeportations

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Charter flight removals/deportations are one of the shadiest aspects of the UK’s asylum and immigration process. Shielded from public oversight, information protected from freedom of information requests, every month these ‘ghost flights’ forcibly remove people en masse from the UK.

Charter flight removals/deportations can take place to Pakistan, Kosovo/Albania, Afghanistan, and Nigeria/Ghana. Some of these take place monthly (at one point, charter flight removals/deportations were leaving for Afghanistan fortnightly). See more here in our summary of Corporate Watch’s factsheet. Charter flight routes are agreed between the UK and other states at the highest political and diplomatic levels.

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A court support rota is available here:
https://stansted15courtsupport.youcanbook.me/
If you’d like to support the defendants by sitting in the public gallery during the trial, you can indicate your intention to do so using the link above.



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