Solidarity Caravan: Free All Refugees! Abolish The Prisons!

Posted by admin on Oct 23rd, 2010

Saturday Oct 30 12 noon. Meet in the Safeway parking lot near Broadway and Commercial

Join No One is Illegal-Vancouver in a Noise Demo Road Trip to the three prisons (Burnaby Youth Detention Centre, Alouette Correctional Centre for Women and Fraser Regional Correctional Centre) where most of the Tamil refugees, who arrived aboard the MV Sun Sea in mid-August, remain detained. Come express your support and solidarity with those still being held inside and loudly call for the immediate release of detained asylum seekers.

* Bring noise! We want to be visible and be heard from inside so please bring pots, pans, horns, drums, noisemakers (please be aware of noises which may be triggering or traumatizing)
* Wear costumes! Because it’s almost Halloween.
*Bring a car! In order to transport as many folks as possible we need your car, and we need you to drive it. We also could use a van to carry the sound system.  If you can get a van we will induct you into the pantheon of NOII heroines. Contact Harjap, 778-552 2099 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              778-552 2099      end_of_the_skype_highlighting and let him know if you can provide a car or want to join us and need a ride.


For the past eight weeks we have gathered in front of the Burnaby Youth Custody prison where approximately 90 Tamil refugee mothers and children are being incarcerated. Supporters bang on pots and pans and blew whistles and horns to the beats of Tamil music. A large Tamil banner reading “We welcome you, we support you” is held towards the two detention units where children can be seen waving and smiling, peering through prison bars. (For photos, see here

Now we are going on the road to bring the noise to each of the prisons where Tamil asylum seekers are being detained.  Join No One is Illegal-Vancouver in expressing our love, support, and solidarity with those still being held inside and in calling for the immediate release of detained Tamil asylum seekers. In light of increasing repression and exclusionary policies and ideologies, we demand “Justice, Freedom, and Status for All!”

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