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Sheffield demo against destitution

Asylum seeker supporters in Sheffield marched through the city at the weekend as part of a national show of outrage over the number of people living in destitution as a result of Government policies. The protest called for a change in policy to allow people seeking sanctuary to support themselves by removing the ban on working. Supporters are angry that people whose asylum applications have been turned down but who can’t return home are left without any form of financial support. The Sheffield march was organised by South Yorkshire Migration & Asylum Action Group supported by City of Sanctuary Sheffield, ASSIST and the Committee to Defend Asylum Seekers (CDAS).