A good sized Mayday march and rally was had in Nottingham on 5th May 2007. Organised by the Nottingham and Notts Refugee Forum, and with No Borders and ‘solidarity with asylum seekers’ banners prominent, together with many placards welcoming and supporting asylum seekers, the issues of class struggle and migration were firmly linked. The rally was supported by many local asylum seekers and refugees, boosting numbers to around 100 people.
Somehow the No Borders Nottingham banner even ended up on a international list of Mayday demos , between reports from Nigeria and Oaxaca in Mexico!
It has to be said that Mayday action in cities like Jakarta and Zurich was a bit more impressive – we’ll have to draw inspiration from this and try harder next time!