Asylum Sleep-out

People have been sleeping out in Bristol to raise awareness of the living conditions of asylum-seekers in the city. It is part of a campaign for justice for the group, many of whom are destitute as they do not have the right to work

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Asylum campaigners win council backing

Campaigners set up a camp on College Green to get their point across Credit: ITV News

Campaigning fighting for the rights of asylum-seekers have won the support of Bristol City Council.

Tonight councillors agreed to lobby the Government to change the laws regarding failed asylum-seekers so that they can get access to housing and benefits.

They want other councils to follow suit.

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