Suicides in Glasgow

Three asylum seekers jump to their death from a tower block in Glasgow;  a mother, a father and their stepson, originally from Russia, afraid that they were about to be deported.

Neighbours (above) hold a candlelit vigil for them after the tragedy.

The tower block is in the Red Road district of Glasgow and used to house refugees dispersed from all over the UK, many of them undocumented and fearful of deportation. Some have been arrested. Spent time in prison or detention centres that are like prisons. The can’t work, they have no real income. They mainly have little or no access to study or education. And they can be moved on to another city at any time with less than a week’s notice, unable to take more than a suitcase of possessions with them.


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Jewish activist, 'Not in My Name' anti-Zionist, theatre-maker and writer.
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