Blockade the Weapons Expo!
Stop the Arms Trade - the world's largest weapons manufacturers are having a conference in Wellington where they openly discuss how to make more money out of killing people. We need to close it down - join the blockade to stop the NZDIA Weapons Expo.
Tuesday 10th October, 7:30 am - Blockade the Weapons Expo!
Meet on the pedestrian overbridge to the Westpac Stadium, beside 90 Waterloo Quay.
Every year, arms dealers, the military and the government come together at the annual NZDIA Weapons Expo to make deadly deals about weapons and war. This year they're planning a greater focus on 'trade stalls', aka more guns and killing machines.
Peace Action Wellington are planning a diverse blockade and protest action for the first day of the Weapons Expo. PAW wants this to be an accessible, family friendly fun event so there will different activities to get involved in depending on your comfort level. Stop the Arms Trade NZ
Things to bring:
Remember, a good blockade is a prepared blockade! We aim to be there for the whole day so bring what you need to keep comfortable. We recommend bringing sunscreen, snacks, water, warm clothes, a cushion, more snacks, wet weather gear (unpredictable Wellington!) placards and banners, any medications you need, games and yet more snacks.
War starts in the Westpac Stadium and anywhere else that deals of death and destruction are made. Together, we can stop it. Let's shut down the Weapons Expo for good.