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UK: Pro-refugee protesters block Westminster Bridge02:13

UK: Pro-refugee protesters block Westminster Bridge

United Kingdom, London
March 5, 2016 at 22:29 GMT +00:00 · Published

Around 100 pro-refugee activists staged a rally in central London on Saturday. The group blocked traffic on Westminster Bridge and demanded that the British government do more to support refugees, especially those stranded in the French port city of Calais.

Activists held banners reading 'fortress Britain shame on you' and marched around Westminster causing traffic disruption. Police were called to escort the group away from Westminster Bridge after they blocked it with a large banner reading 'safe passage for refugees.'

Thousands of migrants and refugees have been left stranded in Calais over the past year as they await an opportunity to cross the English Channel into the United Kingdom. Around 6,000 refugees and migrants are currently living in and around Calais as plans continue to reduce numbers in the camp and relocate them across the country, or deport them back to their countries of origin.

UK: Pro-refugee protesters block Westminster Bridge02:13
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Around 100 pro-refugee activists staged a rally in central London on Saturday. The group blocked traffic on Westminster Bridge and demanded that the British government do more to support refugees, especially those stranded in the French port city of Calais.

Activists held banners reading 'fortress Britain shame on you' and marched around Westminster causing traffic disruption. Police were called to escort the group away from Westminster Bridge after they blocked it with a large banner reading 'safe passage for refugees.'

Thousands of migrants and refugees have been left stranded in Calais over the past year as they await an opportunity to cross the English Channel into the United Kingdom. Around 6,000 refugees and migrants are currently living in and around Calais as plans continue to reduce numbers in the camp and relocate them across the country, or deport them back to their countries of origin.