Glaswegians are set to gather on Saturday to demonstrate their opposition to the planned lock-change evictions of asylum seekers in the city. 

Earlier this week Home Office contractors Serco announced their intention to begin a programme of removals, starting in July with around 30 taking place each week. 

In total, around 300 asylum seekers will be affected. 

At 1pm on Saturday a protest will commence on Buchanan Street showing the level of opposition to the moves in the city. 

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Organised by Stand Up to Racism Scotland, it is expected that speakers, including Glasgow MPs Paul Sweeney and Chris Stephens, will attend. 

Other groups, Positive Action in Housing, Asylum Seeker Housing Project, Scottish Afghan Society, Community InfoSource, Peoples Assembly Scotland, Glasgow Campaign to Welcome Refugees, Social Work Action Network, Living Rent Glasgow, ahve also shown their support.

Any other group interested in showing their support is asked to contact organisers via email at  

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Writing on the event, organisers said: "Home Office contractor and multinational Serco has announced that it will resume lock change evictions against 300 refugees and asylum seekers in Glasgow starting next week.

"Our protests made a difference last summer and they can again.

"Many groups and campaigns are working together to oppose this.

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"Join this protest to show the strength of feeling in our city that we will unite to defend our neighbours and say loud and clear: we all belong to Glasgow!

Meanwhile, those with a spare room willing to host a refugee have been urged to reach out. 

Positive Action in Housing's Room for Refugees is looking for volunteers, who can get in contact here