A PROTEST against the deportation of people out of the country is due to take place this weekend.

The Stop TUI campaign will be holding a march through Brighton, which will start with a gathering at The Level in Union road at 1pm on Saturday.

The march will leave The Level at 2pm and will proceed through Brighton towards the TUI store in North Street.

A spokesman for Stop TUI campaign said: "The event is to highlight TUI's role in the Home Office's hostile environment policy.

"TUI has conducted at least 20 mass deportations charter flights in 2021 alone.

"In the past, both BA and Virgin Airlines ran these flights, but both ceased involvement under similar pressure from activists."

The event will include the Brighton Kemptown MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle as well as local councillors, poets, charity leaders and activists.

Caroline Lucas, MP for Brighton Pavilion, has also written in support of the action.

The protest is part of a coordinated national day of action.

There will be similar protests taking place in London, Cambridge, Nottingham, Leeds, Sheffield, Birmingham and Liverpool.

The Argus asked for a comment from TUI, but was told that they were unable to comment on the matter.

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