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Here are the live tweets from our action last week. The PLU managed to set up a Far Right Politician to open a community centre. The politician thought he was opening a centre to support national values and help the immigration service in removing “illegals”. What he opened instead was a centre to give support to the undocumented. The location was in fact a squat that we prepared for the event. We also managed to do a lot of good ground work with the politician’s campaign manager to assure that there would be media attending and it was an important centre to open. You can read more about what happened in live tweets from the event below.

Live Tweets from the action via @Immigrant_X

Another little operation we have got going today. Far right rhetoric is becoming more and more accepted in the mainstream media.,15/01/2015 11:32 am

Today we are going to surprise a far right politician.,15/01/2015 11:33 am

He is going to help unwittingly open a community centre promoting a multicultural community, open borders and support for the undocumented.,15/01/2015 11:34 am

The politician thinks he’ll be opening a centre that supports national values that supports the immigration service in removing “illegals””,15/01/2015 11:35 am

Somewhere his media and communications manager got her wires crossed and agreed to open the wrong centre.,15/01/2015 11:36 am

What the politician doesn’t know is that the centre has been created by the PLU to draw the politician and the media into a disused squat.,15/01/2015 11:37 am

We will help out with the action day being part of the PLU crowd and have helped contact the media in the last few days.,15/01/2015 11:38 am

It is a simple action we will introduce the politician and ask him to open a centre promoting a multicultural community and open borders.,15/01/2015 11:39 am

If he starts with his usual rhetoric he’ll be booed in front of the media, they’ll see him opening a centre against his far right positions,15/01/2015 11:40 am

A lot of planning and lobbying was undertaken to get this action off the ground with this politician’s office.,15/01/2015 11:41 am

One of the PLU’s leaders will be the master of ceremonies.,15/01/2015 11:42 am

Let’s see we will see what happens. The politician from the centre right freedom party should arrive in a few minutes.,15/01/2015 11:43 am

The room is crowded with people who are here for mixed reasons.,15/01/2015 11:44 am

Supporters of the politician are here, rounded up by his campaign manager; bit of a rent a crowd look.,15/01/2015 11:45 am

Plus there are PLU members and @ImmigrantY, @Immigrant_Z and me. About 20 people in total.,15/01/2015 11:46 am

It is a small squatted shop, freshly painted in whitewash.,15/01/2015 11:47 am

There are some balloons, a rainbow here and there and the ambiguous name on the front window.,15/01/2015 11:48 am

The centres name is “Immigrant Community Centre” the name fits the bill for both diametric views present in the room.,15/01/2015 11:50 am

We have a few reporters plus two or three photographers. Unfortunately we didn’t get any video news crews but we will do the job ourselves.,15/01/2015 11:50 am

The politician has stopped outside and met by his campaign manager.,15/01/2015 11:51 am

The PLU have been building the relationship with the campaign manager the last few weeks.,15/01/2015 11:52 am

She even had a tour of the premises last week to see how the work was getting on.,15/01/2015 11:53 am

He steps inside and starts shaking hands etc. The media jostle through the door with him.,15/01/2015 11:54 am

In a mixed area like this, the politician’s views are extremely damaging and his impact on the political scene has caused a lot of tension.,15/01/2015 11:56 am

Jeff from the PLU is the masters of ceremonies. He has grown his hair to short from bold and is wearing a jacket, collared shirt and tie.,15/01/2015 11:57 am

He is also wearing suit pants and black polished shoes. I just followed him head to toe and am pretty amazed.,15/01/2015 11:57 am

I had only seen him wear flannelette shirts and black patched jeans before today.,15/01/2015 11:58 am

He welcomes everyone to the ceremony and our esteemed guest.,15/01/2015 11:59 am

Jeff then talks about the centre as place to celebrate diversity in the community,15/01/2015 12:00 pm

He talks about the need to promote the rights of immigrants both documented and undocumented.,15/01/2015 12:01 pm

Jeff goes further & welcomes the community to participate in the work of the centre and thanks our politician for supporting the initiative,15/01/2015 12:02 pm

Jeff then welcomes the politician to the small raised platform (a few beer crates and painted plywood on top).,15/01/2015 12:03 pm

The media have clicked as to what is happening and one is calling his editor obviously as this is now really newsworthy.,15/01/2015 12:04 pm

The politician and campaign manager have not had time to think or react to the situation and so he steps up to address the audience.,15/01/2015 12:05 pm

He starts with his stump speech quite nervously and his half dozen supporters are confused, wanting to cheer but not sure what is happening,15/01/2015 12:06 pm

The politician starts his speech warning of the divisions in the community caused by uncontrolled immigration straining government services,15/01/2015 12:07 pm

This gets a bit of jeering from the PLU members and some heckling you fascist prick”.”,15/01/2015 12:08 pm
The politician actually tries to continue, somehow rationalising that his eloquence will win the crowd and turn them to reason.,15/01/2015 12:09 pm

He keeps on about communities built on national and family values and the rich white history of the nation and Judeo-Christian values.,15/01/2015 12:10 pm

The right wing supporters try to cheer but they are outnumbered two to one and the real heckling starts from the PLU.,15/01/2015 12:11 pm

He is being called pretty much anything you can imagine and the media have clearly now got a story.,15/01/2015 12:12 pm

One journalist has seen us filming and asked for the video.,15/01/2015 12:13 pm

We give her the tags for the Youtube video she can watch in 30 minutes.,15/01/2015 12:14 pm

The politician decides to give up and is escorted away by a pretty frightened (I think for her job) campaign manager.,15/01/2015 12:15 pm

As campaign screw ups go for a far right politician trying to open a community centre fighting for an inclusive society is quite a big one.,15/01/2015 12:16 pm

The politician’s and media are leaving. We will have a few beers here, clean up and just leave the squat empty until this is blown over.,15/01/2015 12:17 pm

The PLU will try and open the squat to people needing some accommodation.,15/01/2015 12:18 pm
That’s it for today.,15/01/2015 12:19 pm

Immigrant X is our communication and plan for a better future, we blog, tweet and use social media to push our ideas.,15/01/2015 12:20 pm

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All you have to do to see Immigrant X is open your eyes and see those standing in the shadows and hear a whisper that injustice reigns.,15/01/2015 12:22 pm

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