12 June 2022: Guardian: 200 protesters block immigration officers’ van during Peckham arrest
Met police called to help enforcement officers get past crowd of demonstrators after Nigerian man detained for overstaying visa
A man arrested for immigration offences was released on bail after protesters gathered in south-east London on Saturday for hours to block a van he was being transported in from leaving.
Video footage posted on Twitter showed a crowd of about 200 people sitting on the ground in front of the vehicle in Peckham while another clip showed members of the public standing and shouting “let him go”.
Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/jun/11/protesters-block-immigration-officers-van-during-peckham-arrest
6 May 2022: BBC: Former Glasgow Girl refugee Roza Salih becomes a councillor
Roza Salih has become the first refugee to be elected to Glasgow City Council.
The 33-year-old has been elected for the SNP to represent the Greater Pollok ward.
Ms Salih has campaigned for the rights of refugees since she was a teenager and with school friends formed the activism group the Glasgow Girls.
They protested against the dawn raids by immigration officials in Drumchapel in 2005 and inspired a BBC musical drama.
The Glasgow Girls were formed by a group of pupils at Drumchapel High School who came together to protest at the detention of a friend.
From a school petition, the campaign grew and soon attracted national attention, highlighting wider concerns about the treatment of asylum seekers.
Roza Salih took to social media after her election on Friday to thank “the wonderful city I love so dearly”.
Read more: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-61355719