CALAIS HUNGER STRIKERS SEW MOUTHS SHUT: March 2nd 2016
Post date: 31-Aug-2016 13:15:21
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March 2nd 2016
After consulting with the community leaders when we arrived on site today, it was decided that it was not the right time for the action. There was a very weary calm over the site that didn't feel right to disturb. Tension, exhaustion....everybody. Also, a Sudanese man, a friend of the leaders had just been discovered passed away from a heart attack. People had already had to focus on a meeting when they were wanting to get on with funeral arrangements. One of the leaders did say, "Please, do this, but please do this in England...not here. And then again the next day, and the next day and the next." I need to let my head and heart rest a little after today...but then maybe we'll be able to get those mirrors out after all...in the UK... Just before we left 5 Iranian men sewed their lips together in front of a bank of journalists...they are asking that the European Court of Human Rights come to see what's happening in the jungle....