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Protest outside MP's office

Created on 22/02/2017 @ 08:13
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Protesters set-up a mini refugee camp outside the Welshpool office of Montgomeryshuire MP Glyn Davies on Monday to highlight and celebrate the contribution of migrants to the UK.

The protest was part of the One Day Without Us national day and the Campaigners for Mid Wales Refugee Action organised a series of events to bring attention to the impact of Brexit on migrants.

The group said they set up the protest outside Mr Davies’s office to highlight “the negative impact of his support for leaving the European Union and his hard-line stance on refusing child refugees entry to the UK”.

Tegwen Brickley, spokesperson for Mid-Wales Refugee Action, claimed: “Glyn Davies has an appalling track record, he voted against child refugees being allowed to enter the UK, leaving thousands of children desperately vulnerable to trafficking, sexual exploitation and death.”

In response to the protest, Mr Davies said that the campaigners had been raising issues that he mostly agreed with.

He said: “I too think Britain could take in more refugees displaced by conflict in Middle East, though I don’t agree with where they should come from – I support the most humanitarian response possible.

“I also think we should be guaranteeing that immigrants living legally in the UK will be allowed to remain in the UK.

“We’re told that only a very small number of EU states are refusing to discuss this issue until Article 50 is invoked which is all very frustrating. It’s how the EU works. I’m told the protestors were very polite and peaceful.”

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