UK: Demonstrators protest against 'racist' immigration bill

Protesters gathered in London's iconic Piccadilly Circus on Monday to demonstrate against an immigration bill put forward by the conservative government. «So we're here to protest the immigration bill. Ideally, we want to get it completely stopped, there are so many problems within it. But, we're trying to push for two amendments. One of them was pushed by a Tory MP and its indefinite detention. So currently, people that are being decided whether or not they are going to be deported can be detained indefinitely,» explained local resident Jack. The bill has been called «racist» and is now thrusting itself towards the centre of the current race debate which has been escalating nationwide over the past few weeks. Protesters were seen holding signs reading: 'Fight ignorance not immigrants' and 'Indefinite detention is torture' while they chanted 'Racist bill has got to go.' The bill, which is expected to be debated in the House of Commons on Tuesday, will formally exclude the UK from the EU freedom of movement rules, reportedly introducing a points-based system for those who want to immigrate to the country, among other changes.

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