A crowd of about 100 people shouting “cops go home” took part in a seven-hour protest in Bristol as immigration enforcement officers attempted to remove a man who was allegedly in the country illegally.
Laurie Underwood, one local resident who was protesting, said: “At the heart of every bit of immigration enforcement violence like this is a person who was just trying to get on with their day and a community who knows and respects them. It’s not OK to kidnap our friends and neighbours. It’s brutal and unnecessary. The response in Easton last night shows we don’t have to sit back and watch it happen.”Except that's essentially what you all did.
The man was detained and remains in immigration detention pending his removal from the UK.Heh!
Another local resident who joined the protest, Heather Newson, said the man was well known and liked by those in the community who used the shop.
Of the protest, she said: “It was totally Easton community doing an awesome thing.”Good thing you didn't have jobs to do instead, eh?