People from Unity and the No Borders Network are currently blockading the UK Border Agency reporting centre at Brand Street in Glasgow, shutting the vehicle entrance and preventing any ‘dawn raids’ that would have happened this morning. The blockaders are using a tripod to block the vehicle entrance and three demonstrators are locked to gates.
This action was carried out in response to a return to the bad old days of dawn raids on the streets of Glasgow – following several dawn raids on the homes of asylum seeker families in the past few months – and to the continued practice of detaining children.
In a dig at the UKBA’s attempt to justify their inhumane practices, one of those involved in the blockade said, “We have given them every chance to end this abhorrent treatment of families voluntarily. Unfortunately, they refused to take these opportunities, and our last resort is direct action ".