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Bristol Students Protest Against Arms Trade

16 October, 2010

A group of students from Bristol university staged a protest against BAE systems at the university careers fair this Wednesday (13th October). BAE systems is one of the biggest arms companies in the world, and is well known for having sold arms to oppressive regimes such as Indonesia and Saudi Arabia, as well as having been fined millions for corruption. While a group stood outside with banners, speaking with and leafleting potential employees, a second group staged a ‘die in’ in front of BAE’s stand. They were evicted by university security pretty quickly, but not before many students had seen the action, and hopefully were challenged to question BAEs ethics, and whether a ‘career in killing’ is really something they want.

A group of students from Bristol university staged a protest against BAE systems at the university careers fair this Wednesday (13th October). BAE systems is one of the biggest arms companies in the world, and is well known for having sold arms to oppressive regimes such as Indonesia and Saudi Arabia, as well as having been fined millions for corruption. While a group stood outside with banners, speaking with and leafleting potential employees, a second group staged a ‘die in’ in front of BAE’s stand. They were evicted by university security pretty quickly, but not before many students had seen the action, and hopefully were challenged to question BAEs ethics, and whether a ‘career in killing’ is really something they want.

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