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“I think that Mosley was supposed to come along at eleven o’clock, but thousands of people were there early in the morning. They might have reached the beginning of Cable Street but they didn’t get down there. People were throwing things out of their windows. Anything to build up the barricades so they couldn’t pass.. There were Jews and Irish, the lot. Everyone was down there.”
The Convoy to Calais features on the cover of the July-August 2016 issue of Unity magazine, produced by UAF with the National Union of Teachers.
The new issue includes:
• Convoy …
Save the Children produced a report that said there were 26,000 unaccompanied child refugees in Europe. That turned out to be an underestimate—actually there are 95,000. And 10,000 of them have disappeared. Isn’t that shocking, that 10,000 children could disappear in Europe?
Some 200 vehicles set out in a convoy to take aid collected around Britain to the refugee camp outside Calais on Saturday 18th June. It showed the level of support for refugees among ordinary people—but the majority were stopped at Dover
Hope and despair take flight from the same sky. The worst thing we can do is give in to despair or believe we face an unstoppable tide of racism.
“We were very limited in the kinds of protests we could make as detainees,” Becky said. “The most frequent thing we did was hunger strikes. After the woman died we refused to eat and we sat on the floor and we were constantly in touch with people outside so they knew what was happening.”