DSEI ‘Stop Arming Israel’ court case droppedFebruary 2, 2016
The activist was on trial for scrawling “arms tested on children” on an armoured vehicle as it arrived at the ExCeL Centre for one of the world’s biggest arms fairs.
Vyara said it was ironic to be put on trial for using a washable marker on a war vehicle.
“Would the arresting officer have the guts to rugby tackle any of the war criminals, arms dealers, or those who use arms to kill people?” she said.
Although the charges have been dropped, Vyara is keen that we don’t forget why she took action: to call for a two-way arms embargo and to resist the UK’s role in arming Israel.