Theresa May, Home Office: STOP THE DEPORTATION OF TRENTON OLDFIELD
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Theresa May, Home Office: STOP THE DEPORTATION OF TRENTON OLDFIELD

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      Defend the Right to Protest

On April 07 2012, Trenton Oldfield undertook a peaceful direct action protest in order to draw attention to the mouth dropping, entirely unnecessary and rapidly increasing inequalities that are occurring as a result of 'austerity'. The protest took place at the Oxbridge Boat Race; a symbolic representation of 'the establishment' that in the three days before the boat race received royal assent for the fire sale of the NHS, introduced the Data and Communications Bill and called on people to 'shop' their neighbours if they thought they might protest at the forthcoming Olympics.

 Trenton was protesting 'eltism' the idelology that allows, encourages and maintains inequalities and exploitation. 

On 07 June 2012, Deepa and Trenton received correspondence from the Home Office suggesting Trenton, who was born in Australia, though lived and worked his adult life in London is " undesirable, has unacceptable associations and could be considered a threat to national security"* and they want to remove him from the UK.

 Trenton has been labelled by Teresa May as 'not conducive to the public good'. 

Trenton Oldfield 'stuck his head above the parapet' now he and his young family are facing a disproportionate, extremist and possibly vindictive attack from the current British government which looks hell bent on undermining their lives. This attack is consistent with how protesters, those that dissent are increasingly being criminalised. It has to stop - now. Even Matthew Pinsent, race umpire said in December 2012: "Look, I want to live in a country where protest is possible. However unwelcome it was, I still value the freedom to do that."** 

We the undersigned call on the UK Home Secretary to immediately withdraw its threat to deport Trenton Oldfield. We the undersigned stand in SOLIDARITY with Trenton Oldfield, his family and all protesters.

If you would like to attend the tribunal to support Deepa, Trenton & their daughter please join us on Monday 09th Decemember 2013 at Taylor House, Immigration and Asylum Chamber, 88 Rosebery Avenue, London EC1R 4QU. 

We will be handing in this petition on Friday 06th December. Please join us at the Home Office at 1pm. 

All information available on www.defendtherighttoprotest.org

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Initiated by Defend the Right to Protest www.defendtherighttoprotest.org



*322(5) Immigration Rules
**http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2012/dec/23/protestor-trenton-oldfield-boat-race

Photograph copyright of Jason Alden from Independent article 

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Theresa May MP, Home Secretary
STOP THE DEPORTATION OF TRENTON OLDFIELD

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    • Ryan Blackwood EDINBURGH, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 9 months ago

      because Teresa may is just awful

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    • Jeff Wheeler PHILADELPHIA, PA
      • 10 months ago

      Freedom of speech and assembly and protest is essential for democratic society, which if the powers that be don't want a democratic society they should not expect anyone to take them seriously or participate in their civic schemes

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    • Christopher Nock CRADLEY HEATH, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 11 months ago

      Lets not forget they sent (transported) people to Austrailia just for being trade union members in the past. It was wrong then & it is wrong now.

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    • Joseph O Ruanaidh TRENTON, NJ
      • 11 months ago

      I am a Cambridge graduate myself. His protest annoyed me. He deserved some sort of punishment.

      But since then, I have been getting more and more upset, and concerned, with how he has been treated. It is beyond the Pale.

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    • Allan Fisher DARTFORD, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 11 months ago

      You should not force someone out of the country for protesting over the UKs extreme, inhumane and unjust inequalities

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