By Terence Bunch Published 2008-06-21 00:00:00 Last Edited 2008-06-21 00:00:00
Campaigners and activists gather in Parliament Square to hold a tent city in protest at the British Governments continued programme of deportation of people of Iraqi nationality.
As a result of the invasion and forced occupation of Iraq, many of its citizens have either been killed, fled their homes or been displaced into refugee status. Many have found their way to the EU and UK and claimed asylum status and have asked to stay here.
The British government, nevertheless, continue to deport them back to their country of origin and in many cases to a life of chaos and fear.
According to UNHCR (United Nations High Commission for Refugees) around 4.7 million Iraqis have left their homes since the US/UK led invasion of 2003, and over 2 million have fled out of the country to neighbouring states.
London. 21st June 2008.