Bristol Hugs Refugees and Asylum Seekers to Support and Welcome Them
After hearing how they fled violence and persecution and came to this country scared and alone, people in Bristol showed their solidarity by embracing asylum seekers and refugees in a hug.
"We opened our arms to the people in Bristol and to the whole country and a lot of people gave us a hug and we want to continue to ask everyone to give us a hug"
Esam Amin, one of the organisers of the hug protest (@Bristol_Dawn)
Supported by Borderlands Charity, we invite you to join them.
"Now whilst the government is talking about axing the human rights act, we want to encourage you to stand up and take the first action in protecting our country and our city's role as a place of safety and sanctuary. Please join our hug protest. . ."
So much can be said with a hug...
There were also signs to protest against the UK asylum policy, particularly indefinite detention and the new immigration bill, and signs saying asylum seekers are human beings, not illegal and they have the right to live in peace and safety like everyone else.