Court Solidarity for Stop the Arms Fair defendants

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Monday 18 September 2017 - Friday 10 November 2017
09:30 - 10:30

Thames Magistrates’ Court
58 Bow Rd
London
E3 4DJ

Stop the Arms Fair has had huge success this September, with hundreds of people taking action to block the set up to the DSEI arms fair. Over 100 people were arrested during the week of action, and we need your help to support them as they face charges.

Court Solidarity Demonstrations

Join us outside Thames Magistrates Court in Bow (nearest stations Bow Road and Mile End) to support the defendants at their plea hearings at the following times:

  • Monday 18th September, 12.30 pm – 1.30 pm
  • Tuesday 19th September 9 am – 10.30 am
  • Thursday 21st September 9 am – 10.30 am
  • Friday 22nd September 9 am – 10.30 am
  • Monday 25th September 9 am – 10.30 am
  • Monday 2nd October 1 pm – 2.30 pm
  • Wednesday 4th October 10 am – 11.30 am
  • Friday 6th October 9 am – 10.30 am
  • Monday 9th October 9 am – 10.30 am
  • Friday 10th November 9 am – 10.30 am (Stratford Magistrates Court)

N.B. Wednesday 4th October is a new date for plea hearings and will also be a case management hearing for some of those who have already pleaded not guilty. Friday 10th November is the first trial date and this will take place at STRATFORD not Thames Magistrates Court (nearest stations Stratford and Stratford High Street).

DID YOU WITNESS AN ARREST OR POLICE VIOLENCE AT THE STOP THE ARMS FAIR PROTESTS?

WE NEED YOUR WITNESS STATEMENTS!

The sooner you can send in an account and any photos/video of arrests to Green and Black Cross (GBC), the better. Key information to include for a witness statement is:

  • When, where, who
  • What else was happening on site? E.g. was the road closed by police, were other people/actions blocking the road?
  • Any photos or videos of arrests or immediately before/after

You can find a witness statement template and some advice on drafting statements on the GBC website here. Please send all materials to gbclegal@riseup.net. It makes a huge difference to people fighting charges, so please get in touch with GBC and help if you can.