London Campaign Against Arms Trade | 08.11.2010 14:26 | Anti-militarism
The demonstration was organised by London Campaign Against Arms Trade (London CAAT) and is a continuation of their campaign to get Clarion to sell their portfolio of arms fairs. London CAAT member Ian Pocock, 35, said “I find it disgusting that Clarion Events see no problem in running such family friendly events as the Spirit of Christmas Fair while also organising the destructive, harmful DSEi arms fair”.
Weapons manufacturers come to DSEi to promote their products to representatives from regimes in conflict, those with terrible human rights records, and with human development needs. This arms fair receives major financial, logistical and political support from the UK government. London CAAT will continue their campaign against Clarion in 2011, particularly as the next DSEi arms fair rolls into town in September, so please get in touch if you want to get involved.