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Friday 27 November 2020

BARAC petition calling for a halt to mass deportations to Jamaica hits smashes 160000 signatures and chair of BARAC joins 90 black public figures and celebrities calling on airlines to withdraw involvement


Thank you to everyone who has signed our BARAC UK / BAME for petition  - just under 165000 signatures - we need your ongoing support to stop the mass deportation flight to Jamaica on 2nd of November.

Please sign if you haven't and check the updates over the last week as there are actions you can take and a template letter to send to your MP.

Sign the petition here

Today 90 I joined 90 Black British public figures and celebrities - co-signing an open letter to airlines that participate in deportation flights calling on them to withdraw their involvement. 

The letter was signed by , Bernardine Evaristo, model Naomi Campbell, historian David Olusoga and actors Naomie Harris and Thandie Newton, as well as lawyers, broadcasters and NGO chiefs. Leading Windrush campaigners including Michael Braithwaite and Elwaldo Romeo

Read more here

The letter has received national and international news coverage.

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Read the letter here

Please follow us on twitter @baracuk and on instagram @baracukoriginal and join our facebook group BARAC UK for updates and developments.

Please also use the hashtags #Jamaica50  and #StopthePlane

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