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’ resonated 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.”