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Crowds at Westminster Protest New UK Asylum Law

Protesters gathered in Westminster, London, on October 20, to object to a controversial new law that the UK Home Office says will “fix the broken asylum system.”

The Nationality and Borders Bill, backed by Home Secretary Priti Patel, has not yet been passed into law. The UK government said the proposed bill seeks to address asylum seekers who enter the UK illegally but has drawn criticism from human rights organisations and immigrations lawyers. The UN Refugee Agency said the new legislation could violate international law.

Footage by Stockwell-based community group @StockwellHello shows crowds protesting the bill in Parliament Square. Credit: @StockwellHello via Storyful

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