‘We want to contribute’ - End Destitution of Asylum Seekers
NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION!
In June 2012, 250 asylum seekers and supporters marched through Bristol to tell people our problems and to demand Dignity For Asylum Seekers. This gave us more confidence to speak out. This year we are going to march again and we are asking other cities to join us and protest on the same day.
Meet at 11am at Malcolm X Community Centre, St Paul’s, BS2 8YH.
We, asylum seekers were forced to run from our countries. Our lives were at risk. We left our homes and families. We came here to find a place for peace and safety. But for many of us, our cases were disbelieved and our appeals for safety rejected by the Home Office. We are in limbo, without rights or safety, and we are destitute.
After last years’ march we campaigned to get Bristol City Council to say the government’s policy on forced destitution is wrong.
We are pleased to say that in January the City voted overwhelmingly to support us, and condemn this policy.
Now, we want to build a strong national campaign. We want to make links with asylum seekers and supporters in other cities, to raise awareness and to join together to say that these unjust and inhumane laws are wrong.
Supported by Bristol Refugee Rights, Bristol Hospitality Network,
Bristol Defend Asylum Seekers, Bristol City of Sanctuary
For more information see Asylum Seekers in Bristol