SWAN Convoy Update – 1 Week To Go!



Travel details for Saturday 17 October delegation to Calais are as follows:

If you are taking a car or van, purchase a ticket on the 10.50am (or closest) service ASAP to make sure we can arrive at the same time and please email info@standuptoracism.org.uk  (and copy SWAN in) once you have booked. Please tell them how many cars you have and how many people. Tell them you are part of the Social Work Action Network contingent.

You will be able to meet others from the delegation in the Eurotunnel carpark in Folkestone after check-in. 

Alternatively, you can travel by ferry from Dover but please try to book a service that will arrive before 1pm (French time). The Liverpool group are travelling on the 9.25am sailing. Again email info@standuptoracism.org.uk and copy SWAN in. Again please list the number of cars or vans and number of people travelling and tell them you are part of the SWAN contingent.

There are plans for a send off from Dover activists who are planning an antiracist day of action in the town on the day. Groups in Calais need cash in particular. You can either bring this in Euros or, if you wish, send this in advance to Stand Up To Racism who will transfer it (that way we will save on the costs of money transfer).  We will post up the bank account details for SUTR over the weekend.

This is a large convoy event. There is no obvious reason for the police to stop and question cars and vans going to the continent. But give yourself plenty of time at Dover and the train station in case they want to ask what you have on board!

Over the weekend we will post up final directions – but if you have emailed ahead you should be traveling ‘in convoy’ once you disembark and just need to follow the designated lead cars! 

Please bring SWAN banners, or local community, campaign , trade union banners for the demo.

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