Thursday, 16 June 2016

French attempt to ban Saturday's Convoy to Calais

From the People's Assembly Against Austerity

The Convoy to Calais this Saturday is now facing a last minute ban by the French authorities. Thousands of people have collected aid from across the county and over 200 vehicles have booked to come on the convoy.

Last night we were contacted by the Metropolitan Police who informed us that the French authorities have decided to ban the Convoy to Calais from entering France and we will not be granted permission to cross the border.

We are doing all in our power to get this overturned. It is more important than ever that we go ahead and show the strength of feeling and support for refugees. If the authorities still refuse to let us cross the channel we will be holding a protest in Dover.

We will still assemble the convoy on Whitehall at 8:30am and will drive to Dover
We are in negotiations to get the ban lifted and are putting political pressure here and in France to allow the convoy to cross the French boarder

How you can help:

Sign and share the petition

Calling for a reversal of the ban and demanding that our Government get involved. Sign the petition here

Come to the London Rally - Friday 17 June
We will be holding a public rally the evening before the convoy leaves in London. We'll give a full update about the situation. Details: Refugees Welcome, Convoy to Calais London Rally - Friday 17 June, 6:30pm, Emmanuel Centre, Westminster, SW1.

Speakers include: John McDonnell MP, Gary Younge, Rufus Hound, Kate Osamor MP, Roger McKenzie & more. Please register your place here

Come on the convoy, join the demonstration - Saturday 18 June
Even if you haven't booked a place on the ferry, we now need to make sure maximum pressure is put on Governments to let the convoy through to make sure the aid can be delivered and solidarity can be shown to the refugees. We need every last vehicle possible to assemble on Whitehall at 8:30am.

If you don't have a vehicle come down and see the convoy off - speeches in Parliament Square will start at 9:30am and will be followed by an hours silence from 12pm - 1pm in solidarity with refugees.

If you have booked to come on the convoy please keep checking your emails - we will be sending out regular updates.

If you have any questions contact

Spread the word!

The People's Assembly Against Austerity

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm sure you'll get the support of Farage, Johnson, Gove etc if you can frame not letting us out of the UK as a good reason for us to Take Back Control of Our Borders.
Mike Hine