In September, the world's largest arms fair is taking place in London. Weapons and equipment specifically designed to inflict suffering, pain, injury and death will be bought and sold in London Docklands.
Many of these weapons will be sold to countries on the UK's list of human rights abusers, to fight wars that take a huge toll on civilian populations, causing famine, starvation and poverty.
Occupy Democracy is supporting Stop The Arms Fair, Campaign Against The Arms Trade and a broad coalition of protest groups to occupy, to obstruct, hinder and ultimately, to stop the arms fair from taking place.
Join Occupy the Arms Fair, from Monday 7th to Saturday 12th September where we'll mount a 24 hour presence at the gates of the Excel exhibition centre. Bring tents, warm clothing, food, good vibes and creative ideas to occupy together for a more peaceful world.
The site of the occupation will be on the roundabout joining Royal Albert Way and Sandstone Lane on the eastern side of ExCeL London.