community collective action against deportation raids in Glasgow + 

community in Kenmure Street comes out to stop the home office vans. happening right now in Glasgow: twitter.com/GavinSellar/status

acab, immigration raids 

some of the pigs are wearing "thin blue line" badges on their uniforms. full on paramilitary fash shit. twitter.com/___neroli___/statu

acab, immigration raids 

another view of the "thin blue line" tough guy cosplayer pig here: twitter.com/rain_later/status/

community collective action against deportation raids in Glasgow + 

more pictures of the community turnout here twitter.com/MeachRachel/status

community collective action against deportation raids in Glasgow + 

coverage from radio clyde, interviewing a human rights campaigner at the scene:
twitter.com/RadioClydeNews/sta

community collective action against deportation raids in Glasgow + 

looks like the crowd is increasing. massive respect to this community twitter.com/MeachRachel/status

acab 

pig looking at the "thin blue line" flag, thinking "ah yes, we too are the 'thin blue line' keeping the lower half of the nation separate from the upper half"

community collective action against deportation raids in Glasgow + 

another interview from a different source with the same man, credited as Mohammad Asif, director of the Afghanistan Human Rights Foundation. he is really, really good. twitter.com/thisisgoradio/stat

acab journos 

"violent scenes" as "protestors clash with police" according to Glasgow Live, who presumably have some sort of robot generating their headlines from a dataset of inapplicable cliches

acab violence, arrest video 

pigs filmed deliberately bashing an arrestee's head against their van
twitter.com/thisisgoradio/stat

acab in glasgow, arrest photo 

i've seen it pointed out on twitter that the pigs on kenmure street have their force badges covered over to prevent identification. this freeze frame i took from a video posted to twitter seems to confirm that (see the pig's right shoulder for a blank black patch)

acab in glasgow 

seen a couple of posts on twitter suggesting police horses are heading over there (including a photo of them heading there via Darnley Street). there's also at least 2 local MPs there in solidarity with the protestors, which is certainly going to draw attention to any further cop violence.

community collective action against deportation raids in Glasgow 

so the context is: the Home Office (who perform immigration raids etc) are not a devolved power in Scotland - this raid is happening under the powers of the UK Government. pigs from Police Scotland are there to "protect" the van. the raid has taken two locals, who are still inside the van, and are very likely Muslim people. the raid was scheduled to happen today, on Eid. [1/2]

community collective action against deportation raids in Glasgow 

[2/2] the raid was scheduled to happen today, on Eid, and coincidentally also on the same day at the same time as the new Scottish Government is being sworn in at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh. this raid is happening in first minister Nicola Sturgeon's constituency as an MP.

acab, community collective action against deportation raids in Glasgow 

community collective action against deportation raids in Glasgow 

to keep up with this on twitter, follow "Kenmure" (the street where the raid is being blocked) or "Pollokshields" (the area of Glasgow this is happening in)

acab, community collective action against deportation raids in Glasgow 

crowd successfully repelled an attempted police breakthrough twitter.com/sunfloweryell0w/st

UPDATE community collective action against deportation raids in Glasgow 

acab say they're releasing the two men detained in the dawn raid, who have been in the van surrounded by cops all day: twitter.com/policescotland/sta

acab, community collective action against deportation raids in Glasgow 

i mean part of the statement is "please everyone move away from the van so we can do this, uwu" so idk

acab, community collective action against deportation raids in Glasgow 

Aamer Anwar says the two detainees are being released into his custody (he's a prominent human rights lawyer)
twitter.com/RadioClydeNews/sta

victory! community collective action against deportation raids in Glasgow 

here's the two men exiting the raid van to applause from the crowd twitter.com/ReidEileen1/status

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victory! community collective action against deportation raids in Glasgow 

protest marches with the released men to the mosque to ensure their safety twitter.com/stephenpaton134/st

victory! community collective action against deportation raids in Glasgow 

here's another video of the Pollokshields community accompanying the released men to the local mosque for safety twitter.com/ReidEileen1/status

community collective action against deportation raids in Glasgow 

here's a clip of an interview with one of the detained men, Lakhvir Singh. more videos below it in the thread: twitter.com/PeterAdamSmith/sta

@alex I saw the video earlier on. I was about to cry. Beautiful. :anarchoheart2:

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