The protest on The Moor yesterday was part of a national day of action.
Activists are calling on airline TUI to stop operating deportation flights on behalf of the government.
They claim that so far this year TUI has operated 19 deportation flights.
In an open letter to TUI bosses, activists say, “We cannot continue to support TUI financially, knowing that the flip side of their family-friendly image is a company that has, and continues to, value profit margins at the bottom. above the lives of these people. seeking refuge in the UK – who have often fled war, conflict and other forms of violence, to face further violence on our shores. “It is not too late to make the decision to stop flying these planes and to stop forcibly removing people from the UK.”
Stuart Crosthwaite, of Stop TUI Sheffield, said: “How can an airline justify working with the Home Office to kick people out of our communities when they face persecution or worse?
He said there was so much interest in the campaign on the streets of Sheffield yesterday that protesters ran out of information leaflets to hand out.
“At a time like this, when we see refugees from Afghanistan on the news every day, our country should welcome people, not expel them,” he said.
“Some of those who were deported have lived most of their lives in this country or were even born here. It is not too late for TUI to take a stand against this, as other airlines have.
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This notice was published: 2021-08-29 06:16:54