smelly hippies | 19.10.2005 10:08 | Anti-militarism
Before the fair opened, one group of people sprayed their entire stall with fake blood and some well rotted comfrey manure (just fill a bucket with comfrey and water for a few days to make a right stink). We got out the building before the realisation set in, and noone got recognised.
Unfortunately, they cleaned this up pretty quickly, so we went back later and caused more havoc.
Personal attack alarms were set off and thrown in bins to create confusion around the stall, while another group threw a lot more fake blood and comfrey mix (this time some nice gloopy out of date tomatoes) over the stall, spalttering all their publicity, nice shiny backdrop and some of the stallholder's clothes. While all this was happening a "blood on your hands" banner was hung next to the careers fair banner on the main university walkways.
2 people were arrested in the escape, but were let out that night with just small fines for criminal damage. In the process, all the BAe staff had to spend the rest of the day giving statements and we totally shut down the stall and recruitment process for the rest of the day! This was the only careers fair that BAe have attended this year to our knowledge - we have heard that Leeds University has a 'special deal' with BAe that involves an exclusive recruitment deal in return for large wads of filthy cash.
All in all a really successful action. All the tactics were successful - tinned tomatoes were definately better than fake blood, the attack alarms had to be smashed by security to stop them working and the comfrey smell was pretty much unmovable and really embarrasing for both BAe and security.
On a totally unrelated point, BAe are doing a lecture in the Careers Centre Seminar Room at Leeds University on Thursday the 27th of October at 5.15pm.