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By Joana Ramiro in Britain:
Peace activists halt access to DSEI arms fair in east London
Tuesday 8th September 2015
Blair impersonator leads efforts to stop sales to violent regimes
A TONY BLAIR impersonator chained himself to a military vehicle heading into this year’s DSEI arms fair yesterday in protest at Britain’s role in the ”process of creating refugees.”
The stunt was part of a series of direct actions taken this week against the annual arms trade show, which helps strengthen links between British arms dealers and violent regimes such as Bahrain.
He told the Star: “I was moved by my realisation that the UK is directly involved in a lot of these refugee crises we’ve seen.
“I want to raise consciousness in the British public that our government is a key part of this process of creating refugees.”
Together with dozens of other peace campaigners Mr Morris helped blockade entrances to London’s ExCel exhibition centre for almost three hours.
The protest ended after police threatened blockaders with arrest for obstructing the public highway.
“It is shameful that the UK government is rolling out the red carpet for arms dealers and despots — helping to fuel conflict across the world.”
The British government stopped issuing arms licences to Syria in 2011, but as of March this year Britain was still providing President Bashar al-Assad’s regime with body armour and other protective equipment.
A petition by CAAT and Global Justice Now calling for Prime Minister David Cameron to shut down the DSEI arms fair and invest in welcoming refugees instead garnered over 3,000 signatures in just over 72 hours.