The death of 700 African migrants in the latest loss of a ship
crossing from Libya to Europe has exposed the appalling human cost
of the ‘Fortress Europe’ immigration policy imposed by European
Union and the British government.
Anti-migrant rhetoric of the establishment
politicians, UKIP and the Katie Hopkins obsessed media has lead to
thousands of people, many of whom are fleeing nations torn apart by
Western intervention, drowning in the sea.
In the first quarter of 2015, approximately 1,200
migrants have already drowned, 20 times as many as in the same
period of 2014, leading to fears of a record death rate this year.
Last year nearly four thousand bodies were recovered from the Med,
and those are just those
that were found. The EU needs to change it’s policy to stop this.
Protest called by the Movement Against Xenophobia,
Stop the War Coalition
BARAC UK (Black Activists Rising Against Cuts)
Global Justice Now
Please do everything you can to invite people through
event page and Eventbrite
invite page. And use #MigrantLivesMatter
Date: Saturday 25th April
Place: European Commission, 32 Smith Square, Westminster London,
(nearest tubes Westminster or St James’)