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The participation of WRI supporters from several countries in the protests before the Arms Fair at the ExCeL Exhibition Centre in in East London in September 2017 was very welcome. Your creative energy is much appreciated.
Sadly the organisers of what they claim is the biggest such event in the world plan to bring it back in 2019.
EAST LONDON AGAINST ARMS FAIRS, ELAAF is a small local group campaigning for the cancellation of future arms fairs at ExCeL or anywhere else. We need the help of sisters and brothers in other parts of the world. Those obstructing the delivery of weapons to the Arms Fair this year will have noticed that vehicles came from many different countries.
Clarion Events that run the "DSEI" Arms Fair are owned by Providence Equity based in the town of Providence in Rhode Island in the USA. ELAAF have an online petition addressed to Providence Equity demanding the closure of the Arms Fair. We appeal to WRI supporters everywhere to consider signing this petition. We would be very, very grateful if you could put it on or publicise it on any form of social media.
If there are Peace Groups in or near the town of Providence, any form of solidarity action would be a great help. Please see the petition on the website www ELAAF.org or email ELAAF@hotmail.co.uk