Anti-borders activists have claimed victory over Immigration Enforcement officers in Edinburgh, Scotland, after surrounding the site of a reported raid.
The Home Office law enforcement agency was reportedly attempting to detain people at a restaurant named Beirut, but a crowd of activists assembled with some rapidity, forcing bus routes to be diverted and the police force to attend.
“I don’t think any human is illegal and I think we should be supporting everyone and everyone we can,” said one activist named ‘Lizzie’ in comments to local media.
“When everyone heard about what was happening, we just dropped everything and moved,” she added.
Ultimately the Immigration Officers left the scene under police escort empty-handed as the crowd chanted slogans including “no justice no peace, no racist police”, “shame on you”, and “say it loud, say it clear: immigrants are welcome here”.