Report, photos and video by Steve Eason
Peckham Community Pride, a political, non-commercial march through SE15 from Peckham Library down Rye Lane, protested the anti-immigration raids and the intimidating “go home vans” that have targeted Peckham. Community pride was called by the civil rights group Movement For Justice and Lesbians and Gays Support the Migrants (LGSMigrants). Rosemary, a former Yarl’s Wood detainee, spoke as well as local shopkeepers. The march ended with a statement by Marion, student union president at Southwark College and the smashing of an immigration van piÃ±ata. 20th February 2016.
There is also a video for those who want to hear the speakers and see the moment the piÃ±ata was smashed:
The next protest at Yarl’s Wood is set for March 12th.