As the group left the area police followed them around London until the demo outside the hotel at 5.30. In a desperate attempt to shield the arms dealers from the ugly truth of their activities protesters were shoved into a pen and the banners facing the hotel covered up by police. Leafletters outside the pen were thrown into the pen and one protester had a barrier planted on her foot.
However the spirits of the around 50 protesters weren't dampened by the heavy-handed policing and surveillance and passers by were alerted to the visiting warmongers by megaphone.
Not amused by the antics of protesters on their doorstep Selfridges the shop were at pains to distance themselves from Selfridges Hotel which was apparently bought up by the Thistle Group 20 years ago and has only its location in common with the shop. They should be more careful who their neighbours have round.
In Brighton residents are extremely concerned at neighbouring arms manufacturers EDO MBM and carry out weekly noise demos outside their Home Farms Rd factory on Wednesdays from 4-6 as well as regular early-bird visits.