On Friday 13 March at 8pm, CAGE supporters organised a Twitter storm in order to show solidarity with our organisation with the hashtag #IAmCAGE. Over the past month we have come under attack, yet again, from Parliamentarians to the press for merely attempting to call for accountability of the security services who are currently acting extra-judicially.

(Trend in 5th position in the UK)

From 8pm onward the hashtag managed to trend in 9 cities across the UK including Birmingham, Blackpool, Cardiff, Hull, Liverpool, London, Stoke on Trent, Newcastle and Swansea; it trended 5th in the UK too, at one stage it was trending number 1 in Birmingham, more stats about the trend can be viewed here. People were tweeting and retweeting from all walks of life, from those directly impacted by the War on Terror to those able to understand how legislation has been unjustly and disproportionately applied.

(Heatmap of #IAmCAGE)

We would like to thank everyone who contributed to this and showed their support. In these testing times, when individual members of CAGE and CAGE as an organisation are being attacked, we are able to draw strength from our supporters and those who stand for justice with us.

Below are just a selection of the tweets:

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