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UK: Arrests made as protesters stage 'die-in' at one of Europe’s largest arms fairs02:53

UK: Arrests made as protesters stage 'die-in' at one of Europe’s largest arms fairs

United Kingdom, London
September 6, 2017 at 20:09 GMT +00:00 · Published

Anti-war activists picketed the ExCeL Centre in East London in protest against the upcoming Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI), one of Europe's biggest arms fairs, with a handful of protesters chaining themselves to one another on the floor through pipes and other objects in a staged 'die-in,' on Wednesday.

Emergency services sawed open the connecting pipes before police officers arrested the protesters, leading to a chorus of applause and boos by onlookers and protesters.

The protest, which will continue until September 11, is organised by the Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT), a UK-based organisation campaigning to end the international trade in weapons. More than 34,000 visitors are expected to attend the fair, according to reports.

UK: Arrests made as protesters stage 'die-in' at one of Europe’s largest arms fairs02:53
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Anti-war activists picketed the ExCeL Centre in East London in protest against the upcoming Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI), one of Europe's biggest arms fairs, with a handful of protesters chaining themselves to one another on the floor through pipes and other objects in a staged 'die-in,' on Wednesday.

Emergency services sawed open the connecting pipes before police officers arrested the protesters, leading to a chorus of applause and boos by onlookers and protesters.

The protest, which will continue until September 11, is organised by the Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT), a UK-based organisation campaigning to end the international trade in weapons. More than 34,000 visitors are expected to attend the fair, according to reports.

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