2018-12-18 London stands with the Stansted 15
7 images Created 18 Dec 2018
London, UK. 18th December, 2018. Activists drop a banner from Westminster Bridge on International Migrants Day in solidarity with the Stansted 15 and all migrants everywhere. Similar events took place around the UK to mark International Migrants Day. The Stansted 15 were convicted on 10th December of an anti-terrorism offence under the Aviation and Maritime Security Act 1990 following non-violent direct action to try to prevent a Home Office deportation flight carrying precarious migrants to Nigeria, Ghana and Sierra Leone from taking off from Stansted airport in March 2017. The judge directed the jury to disregard evidence put forward in their defence that their acts were intended to stop human rights abuses.