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Join the action to Stop the Arms Fair at London’s Docklands, 2nd-13th September, 2019.

Every two years, the global arms trade comes to London. DSEI, one of the world’s largest arms fairs, returns in September 2019.

This is where those who profit from war, repression and injustice do business. This is where we can stop them.

More than 1,000 arms companies plan to set up shop, marketing their wares to more than 30,000 attendees from around the world.

Join the week of action (2nd – 8th September 2019)!
(Excel Centre, London, E16. DLR: Prince Regent; Royal Victoria)

If you are planning to come, please check the Accessibility Info.
If you would like to support the actions, please check our volunteering info.
During the week of action, there will be an Occupy Camp.

Join the vigils!
(Near Victoria Dock at Excel Centre, London, E16. DLR: Royal Victoria)

On Monday 9th September: Eve of the Arms Fair Silent Vigil
On Tuesday 10th September: Wreath Laying in Victoria Dock

Art the Arms Fair (3-13th September)!
(Maverick Projects, Peckham, London. SE15.)

During the week of action, and into the following week (3rd-13th September 2019), Art the Arms Fair will be exposing the arms trade.

If you would like to help put on the Art the Arms Fair event, please check out their Get Involved page.

Last time the arms fair came to London, hundreds of people took action to disrupt its set-up.

Charlie Chaplin locked on under a lorry - a police officer is trying to speak to him
Charlie Chaplin joined the resistance at DSEI 2017.

As lorries and trucks transporting armoured vehicles, missiles, sniper rifles, tear gas and bullets attempted to get on site, people from around the world were there to put their bodies in the way.

people holding Palestinian flags and wearing sandwich boards made to look like the apartheid wall stand in front of a truck
People dressed as the Israeli apartheid wall stand in front of a truck at DSEI 2017.

Dabke-dancing, aerobics, an academic conference, a gig on a flatbed truck, abseilers dangling from a bridge, theatre, military veterans undertaking unofficial vehicle checks for banned weapons, Kurdish dancers, rebel clowns, religious gatherings, hip-hop artists, radical picnics, a critical mass of cyclists, Daleks, political choirs, and lots of people in arm-locks all blocked the entrances to the DSEI arms fair repeatedly over the course of a whole week.

one person swings a scarf, many people holding hands dancing in the road, smiling
Kurdish activists dance in the road at DSEI 2017.

Thousands more amplified the protests by signing petitions, lobbying decision-makers, speaking out online and in their own communities, and helping in diverse ways to make the protests possible.

A person wearign a tartan minidress, red neckscarf and small black hat holds a road sign that has been subvertised to say "Stop Wars"
07/09/2017. Protest against DSEI arms fair, at the ExCeL Centre in London. ©David Mirzoeff/Global Justice Now

Will you help make 2019 even bigger?