Tuesday , 21 January 2020

Tag Archives: Refugees

Violence used in arrest of LGBT asylum seeker

police

  It has been alleged that police officers have used violence in order to arrest an LGBT asylum seeker yesterday. 30 police officers with dogs were also later used to break up a blockade in Glasgow to enable the removal from Scotland of an LGBT asylum seeker and her teenage son. Dogs were deployed against a peaceful protest in a ...

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British press spin islamophobia after attack on trans women in Germany

Elisa and Jasmin image from N24

On the 18th of January, LGB, and transgender social media in particular, ignited with outrage as an assault on two transwomen in Dortmund, Germany, was reported by some online gay news websites and tabloid papers in a manner that assumed and highlighted that the perpetrators were Arab/Muslim refugees. The result of such reporting has been outrage and uproar on social ...

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Tens of thousands show solidarity with refugees across Scotland

Glasgow Sees Syria at George Square

Tens of thousands of people have attended candlelight vigils across Scotland showing solidarity with and welcoming refugees from Syria and elsewhere who are victims of conflicts and wars. Collection centres have been set up all over Scotland – cities, towns, villages, islands have all put in motion a network of people, transport and places where donations of clothing, food and ...

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Humanitarian crisis: how to help

Scotland says #RefugeesWelcome

  People in Scotland, including LGBTI community, have said they would welcome refugees, and this has been also echoed by the Scottish Government. Most, if not all, of us have been deeply moved by the photographs of three-year-old Alan Kurdi, his five-year-old brother Ghalib, his mother Rehanna and his devastated father, Abdullah. The worst possible tragedy befell this small Syrian ...

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