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Bristol Egyptian Solidarity – Monday 28th November

26 November, 2011

Occupy Bristol and Bristol Against The Arms Trade are teaming up to show solidarity with the egyptian revolution.

We will be meeting at 12.30pm monday 28th at college green and taking a short walk to picket a local arms dealer Qinetiq based near temple meads.

Earlier this month a group of protesters set off from the OccupyLSX camp at St Paul’s Cathedral for a ‘tour of shame’, visiting the offices of 3 arms dealers, Qinetiq, BAE and Rolls Royce, who went with David Cameron to Egypt in February to sell arms to the Egyptian army. Bristol is home to the same three arms manufacturers unfortunately we will only be visiting one due to the distance.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. John Howison permalink
    29 November, 2011 2:04 am

    So, how did the protest with QinetiQ at Temple Meads go?

  2. 11 December, 2011 1:35 pm

    Sorry about late response your comment was on a page pushed off the ‘front’
    The protest went well, we (15) turned up at the QintetiQ gate and found it shut with security claiming they weren’t there anymore. We thought it was a ruse to get rid of us. But one of us took up the invitation to look at the now empty 2nd floor offices. Apparently this lot had gone to Swindon the week before. They do have another office in Bristol Business Park.
    Not to be outdone, we went over the road to RBS HQ, who called the police, we were moving on by the time they arrived and we went to our favourite haunt , Barclays in Broadmead. We had lots of banners and flyers relating to the banks. So it was a productive day in the end.

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