women in the snow at the London solidarity action

This Wednesday 21st March will mark one full month since people inside Yarl’s Wood began their strike actions.

On 21st February, 120 people detained at Yarl’s Wood detention centre in Bedfordshire started a hunger strike. Since then, strikers have been refusing food, refusing to work, and refusing to use services inside detention, with a list of demands against the detention system. Read the demands here. There have been actions in support of the strikers in London, across the UK, and internationally. Now, as part of a national Day of Action, events are taking place in various cities across the UK (we will update this page as new events are announced. Please get in touch if you have an event you want to add):


Where: Home Office, 2 Marsham Street, SW1P 4DF London. When: 16:30–18:30 Event page here.


Where: Leeds Home Office, Waterside Court, 471 Kirkstall Road, Leeds LS4 2QB When: 17:30–18:30 Event page here.


Where: Steps of Lime Street Station, Liverpool When: 17:00–18:00 Event page here.


Where: Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester. When: 16:00–18:00 Event page here.


Where: Home Office, 200 Brand St, Glasgow, G51 1DH When: 16:30–18:00 Event page here. **Unity will pay/reimburse travel for any one who wants to come to the demo who wouldn’t be able to make it otherwise!**


Where: College Green, Bristol When: 16:30–18:30 Event page here.