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London, UK. 18th December, 2018. Activists from around the UK, accompanied by Jonathan Bartley, co-leader of the Green Party, drop a banner from Westminster Bridge in solidarity with the Stansted 15 and all migrants on 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.
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