Fight the Racist Immigration Act
The Migration and Asylum Justice forum made the call out for a march against the racist Immigration Act. This took place in Newcastle on 25th June 2016. Anti-racist groups and individuals joined the march from Dundee, Edinburgh, Gateshead, Glasgow, Manchester, Nottingham, Sheffield and Sunderland. It was a big success.

We all agreed that the next step was to keep up the pressure by having protests in our local areas against the Immigration Act. We felt that a coordinated day of action could have a massive impact in getting the Immigration Act scrapped and raising awareness about the intensified governmental racism against migrants and asylum seekers. This will take place on Saturday 13th August 2016.

The demands for the national day of action we are asking you to support and include in your publicity are:
1.Fight the racist Immigration Act.
2.End all immigration checks.
3.Decent housing, healthcare and jobs for all.

You may want to have additional demands that relate to your local context and the type of action you are taking. Please check the ‘Protest Map’ page to see if their is a protest in your local area. If there isn’t, why don’t you call a protest or march or rally yourself? Get in touch and we can help you organise this and put you in touch with other groups and anti-racists in your area. Also, check out the ‘Ideas for Action’ page to see what you could do. We will be updating this website with other resources you can make use of.

Also, please feel free to send us any relevant information, articles, videos and photos and we will post them. And if you have any ideas of what people can do and how we can publicise the day of action to make it as big and successful as possible, please get in touch. After the events have taken place we will also need reports and footage of what you have done, so please send that in!

Protest Map

Get in touch if you want to add an action:

Protests taking place


Saturday 13 August

Defend migrant rights!

Details to be confirmed. Check ‘Migrants Solidarity Network’ on Facebook for updates.

Called by the Migrants’ Solidarity Network Edinburgh.


Saturday 13 August, 11am-2pm

Decent healthcare for all! No Healthcare charges for migrants! No immigration checks in healthcare!

Protest outside RVI Hospital, Main entrance, Gate 4, Queen Victoria Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4LP

The British Medical Association has recently passed motions condemning immigration controls in healthcare. They have stated that they will ‘engage with other health unions and professional associations to issue cohesive guidance to all NHS staff (including administrative staff) advising them not to partake in any process of monitoring or deciding upon a patients’ migration status.’

We applaud the stance taken by the BMA and are holding this protest to support their motion and help ensure it is acted on.

Called by Migration and Asylum Justice Forum


Saturday 13 August, 12pm

Speak out: decent housing, jobs and healthcare for all!

Piccadilly Gardens

Called by Fight Racism! Fight Imperialism!


Saturday 13 August, 12-3pm

Open mic against racism: End all immigration checks!

Hyson Green, Junction of Gregory Boulevard and Radford Rd

Called by Fight Racism! Fight Imperialism!


Saturday 13 August, 12.30pm

Speak out: open mic against racism

High Road, London N15 4RU (outside Seven Sisters Tube Station)

Called by Fight Racism! Fight Imperialism!


Saturday 13 August, 1-3pm

Speak Out: Fight the Racist Immigration Act!

Outside Brixton Tube Station, London

Called by Fight Racism! Fight Imperialism!


Saturday 13 August, 12-2pm

Speak Out: Decent housing for all – end racial profiling!

Broadway, E15

Called by the FE15 campaign and Fight Racism! Fight Imperialism!
9 Aug 2016 - 12:07 by WDNF Peoples Movement | comments (0)