On Sunday 18th June, a week of resistance, organised by Cornwall Resists, against the Bibby Stockholm, will end with a mass demo in Falmouth. Meeting on the Moor at 1pm, protesters will let Falmouth know that they will not be complicit in border violence.

However, protesters are also clear that the week is just the start in the escalation of their resistance to the prison ship that is currently
being ‘refitted’ in the dry docks. When completed, the Bibby will have doubled its capacity to imprison 500 people in accommodation the size of parking spaces. Actions reported to Cornwall Resists throughout the week have included red paint being thrown over A&P’s building, multiple banner drops, phone jamming the companies responsible, street art, outreach and radical shanties.

The week of resistance has taken place at the same time as what might be the worst ever tragedy in the Mediterranean Sea. Hundreds have lost their lives as a result of racist border policies. At the time when we should be mourning this devastating loss of life, Rishi Sunak tweeted that this government will stop the boats.

A spokesperson for Cornwall Resists stated:

“The heartbreaking news this week shows exactly why our protests are about more than one boat or one week of action, but about actively opposing the hostile environment policies of this government and the racist border policies across the EU. Those seeking sanctuary on our shores, often from wars we’ve perpetrated or because of arms deals UK firms have profited from, should be welcomed. People should not have to face deadly dangerous journeys and they should be treated with dignity
and respect, not locked up on a floating human rights violation.

“It’s been amazing to see so many people engaging with the week of action and inspiring to know that so many people in Cornwall not only
welcome refugees, but will take action against this government and the companies who profit from border violence.

“But our resistance is also about more than one week or action. The Bibby is still in the harbour and we will continue to escalate our actions because we will not be complicit in border violence and we will not stay silent. If this government is planning to send more prison
ships to Falmouth, we intend to make them think again.”

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