Tash [alan lodge] | 24.07.2007 22:20 | Anti-militarism
About 30-40 people gathered at the UK headquarters of Heckler & Koch, the world's second-largest manufacturer of handguns, assault rifles, submachine guns, machine guns and grenade launchers.
It was recently found out that their HQ is based on an industrial estate in Lenton, Nottingham so some people decided to pay them a visit.
There were about the same amount of police officers as protesters, in an attempt to keep them off the actual estate where the company is based.
There was also the honour of the Forward Intelligence Team (FIT) who travelled all the way from London for the event. In attendance was CO996 Sgt Sulley, FIT officer of the Commissioners Office, MET Police. [Haven't seen him for years, but he's still hard at it!]. He is one of the first policemen, engaged in this game.
The demonstration was called by the Nottingham group of 'Disarm DSEi' which is a grassroots campaign against the UK’s largest arms fair, at which Heckler & Koch will be exhibiting their weapons later this year.
For more information visit http://disarmdsei.evey.org/
Audio from protest at Heckler & Koch weapons manufacturers HQ in Nottingham
Event announce: Heckle Heckler & Koch
Photographer - Media: One Eye on the Road. Nottingham. UK
Member of the National Union of Journalists [No: 014345]
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