HUMAN rights campaigners protested outside a security industry conference in London yesterday, accusing firms of “profiting from migrant suffering.”
The protest took place outside the Tower of London where security firms including scandal-hit G4S staged a European Custody and Detention Summit.
Organisers of the demo Global Justice Now said the summit’s agenda exposed the commercial motivations of the companies involved which profit from militarised borders and detention centres across the world.
The protesters displayed barcodes on their bodies, symbolising the profits being made from the suffering deep-rooted in prisons, borders and the arms industry.
Migration campaigner at Global Justice Now Aisha Dodwell said: “There’s such an ocean of human misery and suffering involved in militarised borders, detention centres and prisons, and it’s obscene that a private sector is not only making billions of pounds out of that misery, but actively looking for ways to expand its markets.”