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They shall not pass

On 16 October, around 300 migrants rights activists disrupted the Eurostar terminal in St Pancras, London, for several hours, causing delays. Several people glued their hands to ticket barriers or to pillars in the concourse; others poured fake blood.

The activists, mostly young and perhaps a quarter people of colour, also formed a human barrier blocking passengers from easily getting to Eurostar trains to Paris. They chanted: ‘This is what a border feels like.’

Organising/participating groups included the London Latinxs, Black Dissidents, Sisters Uncut, Brick Lane Debates and Calais Migrant Solidarity. There were no arrests.

A similar ‘No Borders’ action was held by Calais Migrant Solidarity on 24 October, with hundreds scuffling with police. Inside, 30 women from Global Women’s Strike and the All African Women’s Group held banners and chanted ‘No human is illegal’.