Events Against London Arms Bazaar

11 August 2003

We are now pleased to confirm the following protests, actions and events will be taking place between 6th-12th September, against Europe's largest arms fair: Defence Systems Equipment International.

For a full press release about the protests, see the previous press release

SHUT DSEI: Europe's Largest Arms Fair

Saturday 6th September
"No Arms Fair" procession

12.00pm: Mass march through central London. Meeting on Victoria embankment outside Temple station, then marching past Trafalgar Square, the Houses of Parliament, Downing Street and the MoD, ending just outside the imperial war museum in the Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park.

Sunday 7th September
DSEI Counter-conferences

Two conferences taking place during the day:

From 12.00pm: St Annes Church Hall. Day of training and workshops including Non-violent Direct Action Training, Speakers from Pressure Groups, NGO's and many others, hosted by Campaign Against Arms Trade.

First of two-day counter conference, with workshops, speakers, training, stalls and more hosted by Disarm DSEI. Venue to be confirmed.

Monday 8th September
Candlelit Vigil

18.30: Candlelit prayer and vigil with local church and community, at ExceL Centre (Custom House DLR)

Second day of Disarm DSEI conference.

Tuesday 9th September
"Facing the arms traders"

10.00am: demonstration outside ExCeL just by Custom House tube station. Meeting at the recreational ground opposite Prince Regent DLR Station. There will then be a procession to Custom House. Early arrivers and flexi-time workers are meeting opposite Custom House DLR station from 08.30am to welcome arms trade exhibitors as they arrive. A CAAT presence will be there from 08.00am.

Non-violent direct actions are also planned for this day, including 'Mass NVDA at 1pm working under the name Fluffy DSEI

Wednesday 10th September
"Stop The Industry"

Direct Action Day. Form an affinity group and plan your own form of action against the arms manufacturing industry. Including 9am Meet the Arms Traders, 11am Blockade, 4pm Street Party

Peace vigil, Charing Cross

Thursday 11th September
"Vigil in Black"

A vigil at Customs House DLR station. Remembering September 11th victims and all victims of wars. Led by local churches.

Evening: Loud and lively demonstration at London hotel, where DSEI delegates will be having their gala dinner.

Friday 12th September
Benefit gig

Mark Thomas will be hosting an evening of music and comedy against DSEI. Contact CAAT for details.

For more information, images and interviews contact CAAT's Media Co-ordinator.

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