Occupy the arms fair
Hundreds of people disrupted the arms fair's set-up on Sunday 8th September 2013 as arms dealers arrived and equipment was delivered on the eve of the drones conference on the Monday. Protesters stopped vehicle access to the Eastern entrance. Blockades also obstructed access at the Western entrance. An exorcism was performed by priests and activists from Christianity Uncut.

‘Occupy vs. the Arms Fair‘, was called by Occupy London as part of Stop the Arms Fair’s week of action. It is supported by Campaign Against Arms Trade and solidarity protesters from Algeria, Bahrain, Brazil and Turkey.

Eighteen people were arrested for obstruction of the highway, after refusing to leave the road to allow vehicles access to the arms fair. The Occupy camp established on the day continued as a visible challenge to the arms fair at its Eastern entrance throughout the week.
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