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September 2017

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Protest picnic & checkpoint at DSEI

ExCeL Centre, London. Thu 7 Sep 2017



 Veterans For Peace had come to the arms fair to set up a check point for illegal arms

 and started with a thorough briefing

 

 before walking through the peace camp to the road

 

 where they set up their military operation

 They stop their first lorry, but police rush out to try and clear them out of the way

 Ben Griffin argues with police, telilng them they should be stopping and searching lorries for illegal arms

 and saying that Veterans For Peace were happy to do the job for them if they were not going to

 but although the police stood as he read a statement, they were not really listening

 and were certainly not prepared to engage with the claim of illegal arms coming to the fair, although it had been

 found that this had happened at the previous arms fair two years ago.

 The police refused to take any action against illegal arms - and were only concerned with keeping the road clear

 

 

 

 to allow the arms to come in - illegal or not. Veterans for Peace try to continue with their Banned Weapons checkpoint

 Two advance parties waved the lorries down as the came along the road

 

 Knitting with missiles

 Ben Griffin gets a knitting lesson

 

 and then rushes over to stop a van, but police move him away as he tries to talk to the driver

 

 and tell him he must stay on the pavement

 And Ben tries to stop another lorry

 Veterans For Peace pose with their 'Check Point - Banned Weapons Search' poster

 
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