This video from London, England says about itself:
Reasons to Occupy The Arms Fair – Torture
7 September 2015
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.
From daily The Morning Star in Britain:
Illegal torture tools on sale in London
Saturday 12th September 2015
Human rights group Amnesty International yesterday warned that, in previous years, the fair has featured internationally denounced illegal cluster bombs, torture equipment and imprisonment, including electric shock batons and leg irons.
Amnesty arms programme director Oliver Sprague said: “This shouldn’t be happening — there are laws in the EU that prohibit the trade in torture equipment. But savvy companies are exploiting loopholes to trade in these items.
“This law needs to be tightened — we must not be complicit in equipping torturers.
“Despite promises to clamp down on this practice, no company has ever been prosecuted for peddling torture equipment at UK arms fairs.”
Protest meetings and events, including floating wreaths down the Thames, have been staged this week in the run-up to the arms fair, which takes place at the Excel exhibition centre in east London’s Docklands from Tuesday to Friday.
Blockades and protests are planned at the centre’s main entrance throughout the fair.
dis-ARM Madrid: NO NO NO to the HOMSEC Arms Fair in Madrid. February 21, 2017: here.