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Arms Honest, Chile & Syria – 2013

Arms Honest, Chile & Syria – On Wednesday eleventh September 2013 protests have been persevering with in opposition to the DSEi Arms Honest, with East London In opposition to Arms Honest floating a wreath on the dock in Entrance of the ExCel Centre and protesters nonetheless occupying a camp on the East Gate. However it was additionally the fortieth anniversary of the US backed coup in Chile, fairly now overshadowed by later the 9/11 occasions, and Cease The Conflict protested on the US Embassy in opposition to any army intervention in Syria.

Wreath for Victims of London Arms Honest – Royal Victoria Dock

Protesters met at Royal Victoria Station for a procession across the Royal Victoria Dock organised by East London In opposition to Arms Honest (ELAAF) to commemorate all those that will probably be killed by the weapons being bought on the DSEi arms honest going down within the ExCel Centre on the dock, in addition to these bought there at earlier DSEi arms festivals.

Arms Fair, Chile & Syria

The procession walked across the dockside led by a lady wearing black carrying a white floral wreath with the message ‘REMEMBER VICTIMS OF THE ARMS TRADE.’

Arms Fair, Chile & Syria

Following right here individuals marched behind the ELAAF banner with its dove of peace. Additionally there to file the procession have been a category from the native major faculty, a lot of whom took images on their tablets and interviewed a few of these collaborating.

Arms Fair, Chile & Syria

In addition to ELAAF members there have been additionally two Buddhist monks and a few of the activists who’ve been occupying the roundabout on the East gate of the Arms Honest at ExCel since Sunday.

When the procession neared the top of the dockside path reverse the ExCel Centre it stopped and after a music in opposition to the arms honest the wreath was positioned on the water within the dock.

Because it floated away they held a two minute silence in reminiscence of these killed by the arms from offers made on the earlier festivals and people who will die from the weapons being bought at this DSEi honest. The occasion ended with one other anti-war music, after which everybody dispersed.

Extra photos on My London Diary at Wreath for Victims of London Arms Honest.

Occupation at DSEi Arms Honest Continues – Jap Gateway Roundabout

Protesters have been nonetheless occupying the roundabout on the jap gate of the DSEi arms honest in East London, with round a dozen sleeping there most nights, and extra visiting through the day.

Some protesters had been arrested earlier within the day after blocking the doorway to the arms honest for a short while.

Whereas I used to be there the protesters have been handing out leaflets to the few pedestrians who left by the jap gate, and displaying posters and banners to automobiles, together with a number of coaches that have been taking guests from the ExCel centre.

Extra photos at Occupation at DSEi Arms Honest Continues.

9/11 Protest at US Embassy – US Embassy, Grosvenor Sq.

The date 9/11, although complicated for these of us who put day and month in a extra logical order was etched into our recollections in 2001. For individuals who launched the assaults it was most likely the anniversary of the defeat of the armies of Islam at Vienna in 1643.

However when it comes to fairly more moderen American historical past, September eleventh 2013 was the fortieth anniversary of the CIA-backed army coup by which the Chilean army, led by Basic Augusto Pinochet, seized energy from the democratically elected authorities and murdered Chile’s President Salvador Allende to arrange a US-backed army dictatorship.

It was the Chilean anniversary that introduced protesters to the US Embassy to demand that the US mustn’t assault Syria, although the embassy flag was at half-mast for the 2001 twin towers assault.

Extra photos at 9/11 Protest at US Embassy.

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