Emergency Protest to demand safe passage for refugees into the UK to be held outside Sheffield Town Hall tomorrow

Written by Samantha Hawkins

Stand Up to Racism have organised an emergency protest at Sheffield Town Hall tomorrow, following the death of 27 Asylum seekers in the English Channel on Wednesday night.

The campaigners are calling for the Nationalities and Borders bill to be scrapped and for refugees to be able to enter Britain through safe and legal routes.

In Sheffield, the protest will take place on Saturday at 1.30pm outside the Town Hall.

Student Action For Refugees at The University of Sheffield said: “We greatly support the Emergency Solidarity Protest happening tomorrow outside the town hall.

“We hope that it will send a strong message of solidarity for the people risking their lives to cross the Channel and be a symbol of objection to the government’s continued hostility towards those travelling to the UK.”

The student body, which aims to raise awareness about refugees and asylum seekers, also said: “It is an especially important time to push for change as we move into the colder months – it is vital to establish safe routes to the UK and build a fair asylum process for those in need.”

Written by Samantha Hawkins

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