Last year, 15 people grounded a deportation charter flight for ten hours to prevent it taking off. This March, they are going to court charged with a terrorism-related offence. If found guilty, they could serve many years in prison.
Join our demonstration on the first day of their trial on Monday March 14th from 8.30am-10am outside Chelmsford Crown Court (New Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1EL) to support the defendants and speak out against deportation charter flights. There will be speakers, songs and spoken word, and food kindly provided by Food not Bombs and Oxford Action Resource Centre. More info about the demo can be found here:
A coach leaves from London at 6.45am on Monday March 14th with return tickets on a sliding scale (£16 waged; £10 unwaged; free for people with experience of the asylum process or immigration.) The coach is wheelchair accessible but you need to let us know if you are/might go so seats can be removed. firstname.lastname@example.org
There are also frequent train services from Liverpool Street to Chelmsford. Tickets for the coach from London can be booked in advance here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/ e/coach-to-chelmsford-crown- court-solidarity-with- stansted-defendants-tickets- 43273231400
You can also support the defendants throughout the 4-6 week trial: sign up to attend the public gallery here: