llantwit | 23.10.2003 15:43
They targeted the company because of it's continued sale of military aeroplane parts to some of the world's most repressive regimes.
One of the activists commented: 'Rolls Royce fan the flames of global conflict, selling attack aircraft to dictators and governments with terrible human rights records.'
'Having them turn up in my workplace with their shiny corporate image really pisses me off. People deserve to have a bit of alternative information on what this company is all about.'
'There's no place for arms traders here'.
The inspection lasted around an hour. No weapons were found, but leaflets detailing Rolls Royce's dodgy ethics and shitty corporate practice were distributed to students attending the event.
Rolls Royce is the UK's second biggest defence company, behind BAE Systems, and has recently sold arms to Turkey, China, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, and the USA.