Calais Migrant Solidarity

Let us roar in solidarity”

There is a long history of anti-prison demo’s on new years eve to highlight that while some celebrate the coming of a new year, many cannot…

In Calais, people are imprisoned on a routine basis. Border repression means racist arrests on the city streets, it means detention up to 45 days without being charged, it means police brutality in the isolation of your cell, it means deportation back to situations of war. When migration is made a crime, prisons are central to the repression of the border.

Incarceration is part of the state’s broader strategy of wearing down migrants through continual violence and destroying autonomous support networks by tearing refugees apart from their friends, comrades and loved ones.

In Coquelles detention centre, cops have locked up people taken from the centre of Calais, the port or the tunnel. They’ve been snatched from the streets…

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