Thursday, 3 September 2015

Solidarity with Refugees

Image from No One Owns the Land, Rosanna Martin & Ester Svensson 2014
In London this Saturday 12th September, there will be a demonstration in 
Solidarity with Refugees.

Starting from Marble Arch at 12:00, we will march to Downing Street.

You can find all the information here.

On September 14th, Theresa May will be attending a meeting of the EU's 28 member states for emergency talks on Europe’s escalating refugee crisis.

It is vital that she takes with her the conviction that the British people that she represents are open to helping refugees and that we can’t continue to allow thousands to die trying to reach the EU and their legal right to claim asylum. 

We have to ensure that refugees can reach Europe safely. There needs to be either official safe transport provided, or if people could apply for asylum from outside the EU they would be able to enter by official routes.

We need to prioritise the fast processing of asylum claims from people from particularly dangerous regions, such as Syria.

We can’t allow any EU countries to close their borders or build fences. There needs to be Europe-wide consensus on providing help where it is so desperately needed, relieving pressure on the Mediterranean countries. 

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