Third protest organised in Falmouth over Bibby Stockholm
By Max Goodman
26th May 2023 | Local News
It was announced at the start of May that Bibby Stockholm, a barge that would hold asylum seekers, would be refitted in Falmouth.
The arrival of the barge on the 9th of May received quite a reaction and an emergency Protest was organised by Cornwall Resists, a coalition of radical groups in Cornwall that emerged from Resist G7. (Read more in the link above)
Jayne Kirkham, a local councillor and Labour Parliamentary Candidate, also responded to the government asylum ship being docked in Falmouth.
On Sunday the 21st of May a second protest was organsied between Cornwall Resists and many other organisations. The message was to resist border violence and to have no floating prisons.
Cornwall resists has now shared on social media that a third protest is being planned for tomorrow (Saturday 27th May). They will be at the moor at 12 pm and Pendennis Rise at 2 pm.
Find more about the group here: (@cornwallresists)
It's been reported in the media that groups in Dorest have already been protesting the expected arrival of the boat, which is expected in June.