31 Jul 2013
On 31 July, a day after the raid tactics of UKBA officers at Kensal Green station, Martin Francis and Shahrar Ali of Brent Green Party were out in force in the early morning rush hour. We distributed several hundred public information leaflets, straight into the hands of the Kensal commuters. Many had witnessed the "threatening" and "intimidating" actions of the officers the day before and were gratified to find us both remonstrating about it and providing them with a mini briefing on their rights when stopped by the UKBA under such circumstances. A mobile coffee shop vendor confirmed how sustained the officers' exercise had been the morning before. An employee of the station also expressed her alarm at the suddenness of it all, "without forewarning even them". Our leaflet is available to view below or download here. More news here.