Scotland: Glasgow residents hold off deportation

Scotland: Glasgow residents prevent deportation - Politics

At some point the car simply could not pass through. About 200 people came into the middle of a vehicle on Kenmure Street in Glasgow. like a scottish newspaper Scotsman Reportedly, they shouted, “Leave our neighbors alone, let them go” and “Policemen, go home”. In the end, the protesters were successful: the Scottish police managed to suspend the planned deportations of the two men.

When the men were released in the evening, protesters blocked a British Migration Agency vehicle for several hours. A man lay under the car to stop her from leaving. The British border guards wanted to take the two men away in a vehicle.

Scotsman Quoting one of the two persons, a 34-year-old Indian said, “I am shocked and overwhelmed by the support of the people of Glasgow.” When the officers started the raids in the morning, only a few people were present there. But the amount quickly multiplied.

Pictures and videos of the action went viral on the Internet and hashtags such as #kenmurestreet And #GlasgowSaysLetThemGo Celebrated. The exile was particularly controversial because it was supposed to take place on Eid Mubarak, the Islamic festival of breaking the fast.

Scottish Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon and her Justice Minister Hamza Youssef heavily criticized the action of the British Home Office. British government’s “hostile environment” not welcome in Scotland, tweeted Yusuf, Scottish police, which eventually ordered the two men to be released, were not themselves involved in the deportation. Officers were on duty to ensure public safety, local police chief said,

The tension between the Scottish government and the British central government in London has been tense for years. In a referendum in 2014, 55 percent of Scots voted to remain in the UK. However, since Brexit, the demand for Scottish independence has again intensified. Just last week, Prime Minister Sturgeon’s Scottish National Party (SNP) won regional elections. She advocates for a new independence referendum.

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