BLOOD flowed outside the Home Office yesterday when LGBT activists cut themselves in a symbolic protest against the Immigration Bill.
Five Lesbians and Gays Support the Migrants (LGSM) campaigners shed their own blood through cannulas in their arms into a pond outside the department to create the invented “rivers of blood” Tory racist Enoch Powell hyped in the in the 1960s.
“The real rivers of blood flow from the Home Office,” spokesman Morten Thaysen told the Star.
The Bill — which had its third reading in the Commons last night — would restrict welfare services to asylum-seekers and their children.
It would also force landlords to check tenants’ immigration status and place harsher penalties on those caught working without papers.
“With the Immigration Bill, the government seeks to turn ordinary people into border guards and create a divided society,” Mr Thaysen said.
“This Bill is not just an attack on migrants, but will increase discrimination against minorities, especially ethnic minorities.
“As queer people we stand in solidarity with people who face the repression of the state and the media, having faced similar repression only a few decades ago.”
Labour, Lib Dem and SNP MPs were pushing last night for the introduction of a limit to detention periods and the inclusion of the right to reunion for immigrant families.