A PROTEST has taken place against a holiday company that has been accused of mass deportations this year.

The march, which has been organised by The Stop TUI campaign, started at The Level in Union Road, Brighton at 1 pm.

Speeches were made by high-profile members from the city, such as Lloyd Russell-Moyle, the Mp for Kemptown.

Caroline Lucas, MP for Brighton Pavilion, has already written in support of the action against TUI.

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Steve Jackson, the lead coordinator of Stop TUI Brighton, said: "TUI have conducted at least 20 mass deportation flights from the UK so far this year.

"In Brighton and all over the country, people are showing TUI and the Home Office that we oppose their disgusting treatment of migrants and asylum seekers.

"TUI and the other businesses complicit in these deportations, putting profit over people, can't hide behind their family-friendly branding any longer.

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"TUI must immediately drop deportations and make a public statement pledging they will not conduct any more deportation flights. All deportations are violent, racist and unjust."

Protesters made their way to the TUI store in North Street, to protest against the deportation of people out of the country.

The march made up of roughly 50 people could be heard walking through the city chanting, "No borders, no nations, f*** deportations".

The protest is one of many that is taking place against the holiday company today.

There are similar protests in London, Cambridge, Nottingham, Leeds, Sheffield, Birmingham and Liverpool.

TUI were asked for a comment by the Argus, but they refused to comment.

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