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UK Judges Dismiss Appeal to Block Rwanda Deportation Flight

Protesters chant and hold placards against the UK deportation flights to Rwanda near Brook House Immigration Removal Centre in London on June 12. 

Protesters chant and hold placards against the UK deportation flights to Rwanda near Brook House Immigration Removal Centre in London on June 12. 

Photographer: Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images

Campaigners lost an appeal trying to block the first UK deportation flight with asylum seekers to Rwanda from taking off.

UK Court of Appeal judges dismissed the last ditch attempt to prevent the deportations on Monday. There were around 11 migrants expected to be on Tuesday’s removal plane, down from an original list of more than 100 individuals.