14 March 2014

On Thursday 20 March, while EU government leaders meet in Brussels, Amnesty International will create a beach outside the Council, with four tonnes of sand and a backdrop of a sea (a construction of two metres by seven). As summer approaches and people turn their attention to booking beach holidays, activists (dressed in black or as tourists) will come together at 12.45 to call on EU leaders to do more to protect the rights and lives of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers arriving at Europe’s borders.

The beach protest will take place in the freedom of expression zone between the Schuman Roundabout and the Parc du Cinquantenaire. To register, please email asylumigration@amnesty.eu or join the event on Facebook.

This article originally appeared in the ECRE Weekly Bulletin of 14 March 2014
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