Protest Held at Westminster Against New Borders Bill

Protesters gathered in Westminster, London, on October 20, to object to a controversial new law that the UK Home Office says will “fix the broken asylum system.”

The Nationality and Borders Bill, backed by Home Secretary Priti Patel, has not yet been passed into law. The UK government said the proposed bill seeks to address asylum seekers who enter the UK illegally but has drawn criticism from human rights organisations and immigrations lawyers. The UN Refugee Agency said the new legislation could violate international law.

Footage shared by SNP MP Alison Thewliss shows crowds demonstrating on Parliament Square against what she calls a “despicable and cruel” bill. Credit: Alison Thewliss MP via Storyful

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