DSEI 2023: RESIST
ExCeL Centre (East & West Entrances), Eastern Entrance & Western Entrance, ExCeL Exhibition Centre, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London
Tuesday 14 September 2021
08:00 - 22:00
ExCeL Centre West, near The Crystal, Seagull Lane (DLR: Royal Victoria)
ExCeL Centre West, near The Crystal, Seagull Lane
Tank the Arms Fair is a big day of action to resist and disrupt the opening of the DSEI arms fair.
This day of action will take place at the *west* entrance to the arms fair (nearest station Royal Victoria DLR) on its opening day, as state and military delegations from 100+ countries arrive to browse the weaponry on sale – from guns to bombs to fighter jets and warships – to listen to keynote speakers, to be entertained by live action demos in the Royal Victoria Dock, and most of all to network and make deals.
|8:00||Remembering victims of war at the West Gate Pedestrian entrance of ExCel||Peace Pledge Union|
|9:00||Meeting for worship (until 10am)||Quakers|
|10:00||Kirsten Bayes – CAAT||CAAT|
|10:30||Amina Atiq – playing of her poem Dried Cherries|
|11:00||Elbit Actions||Stop Elbit|
|11:30||All African Woman’s Group|
|12:00||Raised Voices – Protest Choir||Raised Voices|
|13:00||Vivienne Westwood and Kate Hudson (CND)|
|14:00||Boycott Turkey – Defend Kurdistan|
|14:00||Quaker meeting for worship near ExCel (until 3pm)||Quaker Roots|
|15:00||Ahmed Al-Batati||Stand for Justice|
|16:00||Maya Evans||Afghanistan Peace Project|
|16:30||Sayed Ahmed AlWadaei||Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy|
|18:00||Friends of Al-Aqsa Protest||FOA|
|18:30||Dabke Dance Workshop||Hawiyya|
|19:00||Dabke Dance Performance||Hawiyya|
|19:30||Spannertate – folk duo|
|21:00………………..||Mizan the Poet|
Information about transport to the site and accessibility. If you need to know information that is not currently on this page, or to let us know about an access need, get in touch at resistDSEI@protonmail.com.
We urge those coming to any action to be COVID-safe, to protect our community and make this protest accessible to all. Please take a test before coming, bring sanitiser and respect those who want to social distance. Bring your own water bottle and mugs to get drinks on site!
Information about your legal rights on protests. Take the time to learn your rights before attending the week of action, for your own protection and the protection of those around you.
It is crucial that everyone joining this wonderful week of resistance adheres to the Stop the Arms Fair Safer Spaces Policy. Please also take a look at Campaign Against Arms Trade’s Action Guidelines on interactions with the police – who protect the arms trade, are part of the arms trade, and are institutionally racist – and on directing our protest at the arms industry (and so being mindful of the local community!).
Green and Black Cross will be coordinating legal observers throughout the week of action.