Arms Fair Protest Walk

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Tuesday 14 September 2021
11:00 - 13:00

Stratford Station (Underground, Overground, DLR, National Rail)
Station Street, Stratford
London
E15 1AZ

Walk with Mad Hatters, Trident Ploughshares and Veterans for Peace – joined by renowned fashion designer Vivienne Westwood! – to alert East Londoners to the DSEI arms fair taking place in their area, and encourage them to demand that such an arms fair should not take place in East London in future.

The walk will assemble outside Stratford Station (not Stratford International) at 11am, and go via Plaistow to the ExCeL Exhibition Centre in Docklands to join other protesters at Tank the Arms Fair on the opening day of the DSEI arms fair 14th to 17th September.  The walk is expected to take around 2 hours and cover 4 miles.

Veterans for Peace members will lead the walk carrying three wreaths for the dead of Afghanistan, Iraq and Yemen respectively, in memory of the many, many victims of the arms trade in these countries.  Later in the day Mad Hatters, Trident Ploughshares and Veterans for Peace will walk round the back of the Royal Victoria Dock opposite the ExCeL Centre to cast the wreaths into the dock.  Meet at Tank the Arms Fair if you won’t be joining for the walk from Stratford.

If you intend to come on this walk, please contact davidtrpolden1@gmail.com to give an idea of the numbers to expect.  If you are planning on attending with Veterans for Peace, or want any more information, contact accounts@vfpuk.org.

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