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Saturday, 1 January 2011

100 demonstrate in support of Denise McNeill


By Paul Canning

100 people joined a demonstration last night in support of Jamaican asylum seeker Denise McNeill.

After gathering outside the prison entrance with banners and noise-makers, supporters moved to the back of the prison where they could be seen and heard by the people locked inside.

Messages of support were received from groups and individuals in Britain and around the world.

Denise is one of three detainees still jailed - without charge or trial - since a hunger strike at Yarl's Wood last February in protest against the conditions.

Her supporters have organised a demonstration for her next bail hearing, Tuesday 4th January at Richmond Magistrates Court, Parkshot, Richmond TW9 2RF. The nearest train station is Richmond, which is the final station on the District and Overground lines.

There's a Facebook page for the bail hearing demo.

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