Asylum centre stormed by campaigners – protest against dawn raids

A DIRECT action group claimed to have occupied an immigration centre today in protest at dawn raids on asylum seekers. The group, which said it is affiliated to the Unity organisation, claimed it has taken control of the centre in Brand Street, Cessnock, Glasgow over the early-morning raids and the detention of children.

A Strathclyde Police spokesman confirmed the force was dealing with an”ongoing incident” at the scene.

A spokesman for the protesters said there were around 30 taking part in the demonstration and that they had chained the gates to prevent staffgetting access. He said a banner saying “Stop child detention – end deportation” hadbeen draped from the gates.