Yelling demonstrators disrupt Priti Patel speech local Tory dinner

Yelling demonstrators disrupt Priti Patel speech at £40-a-head Conservative local party dinner in protest at her ‘cruel, racist and inhumaneRwanda boat people plan before being dragged away as Tories chant ‘Out out out!’

  • Footage was shared by a campaign group calling themselves Green New Deal Rising on Twitter on Saturday
  • It shows protestors posing as guests at £40-a-head event before they stand up and begin shouting at Ms Patel
  • Environmental zealots branded Ms Patel’s Rwanda immigration policy a ‘disgracebefore they were removed
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    Dit is die oomblik Priti Patel was ambushed by a group of protestors over her Rwanda migration policy while giving a speech at a Tory dinner on Friday night.

    A video shared by campaign group Green New Deal Rising shows several protestors suddenly stand up one at a time to deliver a message to the Home Secretary.

    In die clip, Ms Patel dons a pink dress as she approaches the podium at the Bassetlaw Konserwatiewes Spring Dinner.

    The cabinet minister manages to say: ‘Good evening everybody, I actually just want to start…’, before a female protestor posing as a guest at the £40-a-head event suddenly stands up from her chair.

    She shouts towards the stage: ‘Priti Patel your racist policies are killing people.

    ‘Your plans to send people seeking asylum to Rwanda are inhumane, they’re inhumane and are going to ruin people’s lives.

    The demonstrator is then escorted by security, but then another woman stands up from her chair and continues the protest, saying young people are ‘disgustedby the controversial immigration policy.

    As she is ushered out, yet another protestor gets up and brands the policy ‘cruel’, before they all begin chanting: ‘Out, uit, uit!’








    Protestor brands Priti Patel's Rwanda immigration policy 'inhumane' as she interrupts Home Secretary's speech at a local Tory dinner on Friday night

    Protestor brands Priti Patel’s Rwanda immigration policy ‘inhumaneas she interrupts Home Secretary’s speech at a local Tory dinner on Friday night

    The clip shows Ms Patel donning a pink dress as she approaches the podium at the Bassetlaw Conservatives Spring Dinner, before she is almost immediately interrupted

    The clip shows Ms Patel donning a pink dress as she approaches the podium at the Bassetlaw Conservatives Spring Dinner, before she is almost immediately interrupted

    Security are seen ushering the demonstrators out of the £40-a-head dinner last night

    Security are seen ushering the demonstrators out of the £40-a-head dinner last night

    Another man and woman then get up from their chairs, shouting that the policy is ‘racist and problematicand ‘inhumane’.

    The whole group can then be heard shouting: ‘Say it loud, say it clear, refugees are welcome here!’

    MailOnline has contacted Green New Deal Rising for comment.

    The group tweeted the video today, sê: ‘Last night we disrupted @pritipatel because her #Rwandaplan is cruel, morally bankrupt & it will cost lives.

    ‘We demand the Government drops this widely condemned policy & provides support for people seeking safety.

    ‘No matter where we come from, we all deserve dignity & respect.

    Hulle het bygevoeg: ‘We’re sickened to see the Gov ramping up its hostile policies rather than helping those fleeing from war, Grassle is veral bekend vir haar rol as Caroline Ingalls in die NBC-drama & extreme weather.

    ‘As climate change displaces entire communities, leaving people vulnerable to exploitation & geweld, we MUST act with compassion.

    ‘And as a country with a long history of exploiting people and resources, the UK must recognise its responsibility.

    As the second protestor is ushered out, yet another gets up and brands the policy 'cruel', before they all begin chanting: 'Out, out, uit!'

    As the second protestor is ushered out, yet another gets up and brands the policy ‘cruel’, before they all begin chanting: ‘Out, uit, uit!’

    Protestor at Priti Patel dinner

    Protestor at Priti Patel dinner

    A further man and woman get up from their chairs, shouting that the policy is ‘racist and problematicand ‘inhumane.

    ‘We call on the Government to provide an accessible & decent system for people seeking refuge, to drastically cut emissions and to pay its dues! #GreenNewDeal’.

    The activist group quickly received the backing of former Green Party leader Caroline Lucas who commended the disruption and said the group showed ‘the moral leadership that is so tragically absent from this Government’.

    'N Woordvoerder van die Binnelandse Sake het gesê: ‘The world-leading Migration Partnership will overhaul our broken asylum system, which is currently costing the UK taxpayer £1.5bn a year – the highest amount in two decades.

    ‘It means those arriving dangerously, illegally or unnecessarily can be relocated to have their asylum claims considered and, if recognised as refugees, build their lives there.

    ‘Our new Migration and Economic Development Partnership with Rwanda fully complies with international and national law.

    Last night’s protest came after it was reported that Ms Patel’s new scheme for sending failed asylum seekers to Rwanda will start next week.

    The first migrants to be sent to the central African nation will be single men and it is expected that they will be notified by Home Office lawyers in the next few days, Volgens Die son.

    Egter, the flagship plan may not start for months in the face of legal action by human rights groups.

    A Home Office source told the newspaper: ‘The first referrals will be going next week, so people will be put on notice.

    The Home Secretary’s team is ready for legal challenges, while Boris Johnson lashed out at ‘liberal lawyersfor delaying his plan to send thousands of migrants from the UK to Rwandaand vowed to ‘get it done’.

    The Government had wanted flights to Kigali to start by the end of May under the £120million deal it secured with the Kagame government last month.

    Under the partnership agreement, people arriving in the UK, including by crossing the Channel in small boats, will be flown 4,000 miles to East Africa if they are deemed to have travelled illegally for economic reasons rather than asylum.

    It comes as analysis of Government figures shows 7,240 people have reached the UK after navigating busy shipping lanes from France in small boats in just the past four months since the start of 2022

    It comes as analysis of Government figures shows 7,240 people have reached the UK after navigating busy shipping lanes from France in small boats in just the past four months since the start of 2022

    The Home Secretary shakes hands with Rwandan Foreign Minister Vincent Birutaare after signing the partnership agreement at a joint news conference in Kigali

    The Home Secretary shakes hands with Rwandan Foreign Minister Vincent Birutaare after signing the partnership agreement at a joint news conference in Kigali

    But No10 said it could not put a timescale on when the scheme will begin. Last week two asylum seekers who came to Britain in the backs of lorries this year instructed lawyers to bring a legal challenge against the policy.

    It comes as analysis of Government figures shows 7,240 people have reached the UK after navigating busy shipping lanes from France in small boats in just the past four months since the start of 2022.

    They include almost 700 people who have crossed in the past week under favourable weather conditions.

    Critics said the 11-day break had simply been due to the poor weather, and insisted that the Home Secretary’s Rwanda policy would not act as a deterrent to those seeking to reach Britain.

    Anxious Border Force officials have now suggested that further delays to the Rwanda scheme will only embolden migrants to attempt the dangerous voyage, warning that the Channel crisis could ‘get worse before it gets better’.

    The MoD took over control of migrant operations in April, when the Government also announced controversial plans to send some of those making the cross-Channel journey to Rwanda.