This Calendar covered the busy period leading up to the week of resistance to the arms fair, and the arms fair itself.
This page now looks back at some of the highlights of the resistance to the 2019 DSEI arms fair …as we continue to campaign to stop it coming back in 2021
What an incredible week of action to stop ‘DSEI’, the Defence and Security Equipment International arms fair in London!
Hundreds of activists travelled from across the UK and beyond to create seven days of bold and creative actions to disrupt the set up of the event.
At the arms fair, the UK government helps facilitate arms sales to buyers from around the world. But, against this horror, there was hope in so many people coming together in determined resistance.
Each day centred on a different theme or struggle connected with the arms trade – including climate change, fuelled by the carbon emissions of war; and borders, increasingly militarised by the same arms companies fuelling war and oppression. The week was made possible with the vast support of hundreds of volunteers and grassroots groups.
The week of action was beautifully captured in a series of films by rainbow collective …watch here