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Story Publication logo May 17, 2016

Close Campsfield: Protesting Detention

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With new, harsher immigration bills being considered and more migrants seeking entrance to the UK...

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Protestors gather outside the detention center, which is run by Mitie, a private corporation. They object to what they consider exploitative practices by Mitie and the fact that migrants can be detained without judicial oversight. Image by Abe Kenmore. United Kingdom, 2016.

On May 7, 2016, citizens protested outside all 11 of the UK's immigration detention centers. Outside of the UK, protests also happened in Belgium, Germany, Iceland and the Netherlands on the same day. Reporting on the demonstration outside Campsfield House in Oxford, Pulitzer Center student fellow Abe Kenmore interviews protesters about their views on immigration detention.


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