The Anti-Raids Network (ARN), founded by the Latin American Workers’ Association, has been disrupting immigration raids at restaurants and shopping centres by the border agency (UKBA). They’ve reminded police that they can’t demand proof of identity without a reason, and informed people of their rights. The ARN also film arrests and take lapel numbers as another tactic for documenting illegalities.
The ARN began in February 2012 after UKBA raided the queue for a gig by Puerto Rico artist Don Omar, whose audience was mostly Latin American. Over 90 people were arrested, and some deported.