The campaign is celebrated on the Internet under hashtags such as #Glasgow and #KenmoreStreet: After violent protests by residents, the deportation of two people in Scotland has been stopped.
The two men were released after around 200 protesters blocked a migration authority vehicle in the city of Glasgow for hours on Thursday.
A man had laid down under the car to prevent him from leaving.
As the “Scotsman” reported, the protesters shouted slogans such as “Leave our neighbors alone, let them go” and “Policemen, go home”.
The Scottish Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon and her Justice Minister Humza Yousaf heavily criticized the action by the British Home Office.
The “hostile environment” of the British government is not welcome in Scotland, Yousaf tweeted.
The moment the two men were released
There was also a sit-in
Source: HENRY RAYNER via REUTERS
A view of Kenmore Street
The Scottish Police, which were not involved in the deportation but were deployed with a large number of forces, finally ordered the release of the two men.
This should ensure their safety and health as well as that of the demonstrators.
One of the men, Lakhvir S., 36, is from India.
He told the PA news agency he was overwhelmed with the support.
The protesters - many of them students, Glasgow has a university - said they were particularly outraged about the timing of the planned deportations, as a young artist named Lotte told the Scotsman: “It's a terrible thing every day, but today it is ten times worse because it is Eid Mubarak ”.
Eid Mubarak is the day of breaking the fast in the Muslim faith.
There was initially no response from the Home Office in London. The office of the responsible Secretary of State Kevin Foster canceled all agreed interviews for the day, PA reported.