No to the DPRTE arms fair in Farnborough
Gate F, Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre, Aerospace Boulevard, Farnborough
Monday 6 September 2021 - Friday 17 September 2021
ExCeL London, Royal Victoria Dock
ExCeL London, One Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock
Get ready to join in the resistance to DSEI 2021.
Every two years, the global arms trade comes to London. DSEI, one of the world’s largest arms fairs, returns to London’s Docklands this September.
This is where those who profit from war, repression and injustice do business. This is where we can stop them.
1,700+ arms companies plan to set up shop, marketing their lethal wares to an expected 36,000+ attendees from around the world. This year they will be joined by companies selling surveillance equipment, drones and other tools of repression to police and state agencies, as Counter Terror Expo takes place alongside DSEI.
Arms fair organisers Clarion hope that DSEI will mark the arms industry’s “commitment to a return to live events”. A full programme of resistance is planned!
Information about transport to the site and accessibility. If you need to know information that is not currently on this page, or to let us know about an access need, get in touch at resistDSEI@protonmail.com.
We urge those coming to any action to be COVID-safe, to protect our community and make this protest accessible to all. Please take a test before coming, bring sanitiser and respect those who want to social distance. Bring your own water bottle and mugs to get drinks on site!
Information about your legal rights on protests. Take the time to learn your rights before attending the week of action, for your own protection and the protection of those around you.
It is crucial that everyone joining this wonderful week of resistance adheres to the Stop the Arms Fair Safer Spaces Policy. Please also take a look at Campaign Against Arms Trade’s Action Guidelines on interactions with the police – who protect the arms trade, are part of the arms trade, and are institutionally racist – and on directing our protest at the arms industry (and so being mindful of the local community!).
Green and Black Cross will be coordinating legal observers throughout the week of action.