CM – 2 Indian men freed from the detention car after 8 hours of protest in Scotland

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The two were released after eight hours of protest from their neighbors in the Scottish city of Glasgow.

Two Indian men detained in a detention vehicle for « alleged immigration crimes » were released after an eight hour protest from their neighbors in the Scottish city Glasgow to be released with the help of a human rights attorney.

Sumit Sehdev, a cook, and Lakhvir Singh, a mechanic, both in their thirties, have reportedly been in the UK for 10 years.

Six British immigration officials who Backed by Police Scotland, they were removed from their home in Pollokshields, Glasgow on Thursday and put in a van heading for an internment camp. However, they were soon surrounded by a large crowd of demonstrators determined to free them.

« This was a cynical and provocative move by the Home Office to do so on Eid Day. To be honest, it is they don’t care about these people’s lives, but the people of Glasgow do, « said Aamer Anwar. A human rights lawyer from Pakistan told ITV News.

« This city is built on the backs of refugees, people who gave their blood, sweat and tears to build this city. We stand firm to these men, « he said.

This is when People Power forced the release of Sumit Sehdev and Lakhvir Singh. They were arrested after an immigration attack by the Home Office during the Eid – with the power of solidarity and humanity, the people of Glasgow mobilized and said NO pic.twitter.com/ bDCKI0UwdF

Lakhvir Singh spoke in Punjabi about how he feared what would happen if the officers took them into custody in the van and tearfully thanked the people in his neighborhood for turning out to be supporters.

The duo then walked down the street with Anwar towards the local mosque . The estimated hundreds gathered, cheering and clapping, waving posters that read « Refugees Are Welcome ».

Videos posted on social media showed protesters saying « Leave our neighbors behind. » « Let them go » and sang « Cops go home ».

« The Home Office has tough questions to ask itself after today. To do so on oath in the heart of our Muslim community amid a serious Covid outbreak was amazing irresponsible – but the deeper problem is a dire asylum and immigration policy, « said Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Twitter, who had appealed directly to the UK Home Office to resign.

Finally, the Scottish Police said they needed an operational decision meet to protect « safety, public health and well-being » and the two men were against Ka ution released and returned to their families.

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