Activism in the Hostile Environment


The Stansted 15 assisted people to stay in the country and successfully claim asylum or succeed in other claims. But the law judged these concerned citizens to be ‘terrorists’. What they were doing was intervening to prevent harm, by preventing a plane deporting people back to dangerous situations from taking off. Come and hear Mel Strickland tell the life-changing story of the Stansted 15.

The Stansted 15 faced possible life imprisonment after blocking a government deportation flight.

The Stansted 15