Video of the Salisbury group’s refugee action
A few weeks ago, the Salisbury group mounted a short demonstration in support of a better understanding of the plight of refugees. Refugees and asylum seekers get a bad press in the UK and the UN criticised the article in the Sun by Katie Hopkins referring to them as ‘cockroaches’ and ‘feral humans’. A full discussion of the role of media in the debate on refugees and asylum seekers can be found in the 2018 report by the International Organisation for Migration particularly chapter 8 p191ff.
A film of our protest with interviews of two group members, was made by the Salisbury TV station ‘That’s TV’ and this can be seen on YouTube.
We issued a factsheet to passers-by on the refugee situation around the world and our role in it. In the interview we mentioned the resettlement programme being managed by Wiltshire Council.
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