Category: 官話

Monday 30th September 2013, 3pm

*ARN RAID REPORT*

UKBA raid on Chinese restaurant in Dalston Junction. [Video to follow]

These photos show the empty tables and half-eaten meals that resulted from the UKBA raid, where the owner was forced to turn away customers despite having no ‘illegal’ workers. Details below.

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At 3pm, 2 UKBA vans and approximately a dozen enforcement officers raided a Chinese restaurant in Dalston Junction.

They raided the Noodle Bar, while some of the officers stayed in their vans. The UKBA entered the premises and told the owner to stop. They pushed him aside and forced him to sign paperwork authorising a search.

The restaurant owner was then made to tell his six staff to stop cooking and serving customers. Customers began to feel intimidated, leaving the restaurant and abandoning plates full of food. The officers stayed in the premises until nearly 4pm. There were no arrests, since all workers there had the right to work. The owner told the Anti Raids Network that he felt it was racist, saying, “we work to provide food for them” and “they only come for us”. The ARN member asked who is ‘us’? He said “Asians and other businesses, African, Turkish”. He added, “we’re British no problem, we work, pay tax and have no problem, but they come here and now we lost business”.

Two people from the Anti Raids Network were on hand to monitor the raid, filming the officers, as well as informing customers and workers of their rights.

官話 (Traditional Chinese)

 

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你不必回答任何問題。

你不必告訴他們你的姓名或地址。

告訴他們,你不想跟他們說話。

保持有禮貌而且有自信。

你可以自由走開。

他們沒有權利因為你的種族身份而攔下你。只有當他們有個好理由時,才可以攔下你。如果他們只因為你的長相或你講的語言而攔下你,告訴他們:

這是種族歧視。」 「這是不合法的。」 「我會去申訴。」

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