We bring some good news and also a testament that power really can belong to the people. You may remember a recent petition we sent you asking you to sign to oppose the deportation of the dad of an 8 month old baby, which threatened to leave behind a young mother and child in France, alone and in a desperate plea to reach the U.K.
In a protest organised by Collectif La Chapelle Debout and supported by:
Mouvement Ni Putes Ni Soumises
Dunkirk / Dunkerque Refugee Women’s Centre
Collectif citoyens Maubeuge for their support.
Protesters raised awareness in the airport, on the day the dad was due to be deported and informed passengers of the situation and asked them to speak out and oppose the deportation on their flight. Passengers, once on the plane, refused to sit down and eventually he was removed from the flight.
The future of this young couple remains uncertain, however they now get another chance to bring their appeal to a new judge who will decide if he can stay in France.
Thank you to all of those who have supported this cause and continue to advocate for and support refugees.
We would also like to mention a special thank you to the Dunkirk / Dunkerque Refugee Women’s Centre for their continued outstanding work in Northern France.
The Help4Refugee Children Team