Immigration Van Stand-off, Kenmure Street, Glasgow, Scotland on Thursday 13th May 2021 – by Steve Urquhart

“A dawn raid in Glasgow’s Southside led to a day-long stand-off between immigration officials, police and local residents. Throughout the day chants of ‘refugees are welcome here’, ‘the Home Office is a criminal gang’ and ‘these are our neighbours – let them go’┬áresonated through the streets of Pollokshields. Just after 5pm, protesters celebrated as the two detained men were released back into their local community. The protest was peaceful, but fiercely determined – as one campaigner put it: ‘they messed with the wrong city’. This all took place a couple of streets away from where I live, and from where my Dad was born; today I’m prouder than ever to be part of this brilliant community.”