Mass demonstration outside Home Office for Moazzam

A rally organised by CAGE outside the Home Office on 2nd March 2014 attracted more than one thousand people who braved the cold and rain to stand in solidarity with Cage Outreach Director, Moazzam Begg.

Mass Rally outside Home Office in Solidarity with Moazzam Begg

Asim Qureshi, Research Director of CAGE said: “Today proved that communities across the UK are united in their solidarity with Moazzam Begg. A speaker platform that ranged from Kate Hudson of the CND to Dr Uthman Lateef proved how widely the cause of justice is respected.”

“We reiterate our concern that the detention of Moazzam Begg bears the hallmarks of trying to criminalise legitimate Muslim activity by reinforcing a climate of fear.”

Cerie Bullivant, Media Officer of CAGE said: “The demonstration was a resounding success. It was peaceful and well organised requiring only two Police officers to be present throughout the day even though more than 1,000 members of the public were demonstrating outside the Home Office.”