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France: Peace activists stage die-in outside Paris arms show03:22

France: Peace activists stage die-in outside Paris arms show

France, Paris
June 12, 2018 at 04:45 GMT -00:00 · Published

Peace activists staged a die-in outside the entrance to the Eurosatory arms exhibition in Paris on Monday, in protest against Israeli defence company and the international arms trade.

Activists splattered blood and laid motionless on the stairs leading to the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center. Police eventually carried them out.

The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement (BDS Movement), a campaign group arguing for a boycott of Israel, were behind the protest.

Eurosatory is a biennial international arms exhibition which attracts military companies from across the world. It will take place at the Villepinte Exhibition Center between 11 and 15 June.

France: Peace activists stage die-in outside Paris arms show03:22
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Peace activists staged a die-in outside the entrance to the Eurosatory arms exhibition in Paris on Monday, in protest against Israeli defence company and the international arms trade.

Activists splattered blood and laid motionless on the stairs leading to the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center. Police eventually carried them out.

The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement (BDS Movement), a campaign group arguing for a boycott of Israel, were behind the protest.

Eurosatory is a biennial international arms exhibition which attracts military companies from across the world. It will take place at the Villepinte Exhibition Center between 11 and 15 June.

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