Blockade the Weapons Expo

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Join the Blockade on Wednesday 16 November. Shut down the Weapons' Expo. Challenge those involved in the business of war and offer an alternative to militarism.

On 16th and 17th Nov 550 representatives of the world’s largest weapons dealers will meet at the Viaduct Events Centre. APA is organizing a non-violent, inclusive and family friendly blockade to shut down this event.

The plan is to meet at Silo park at 9am on Wednesday, 16th of November, with a briefing shortly after. From there we will move to shut down the events centre .

This means shutting down the surrounding area and stopping entry by blocking some surrounding roads and accessways - effectively creating a Peace-zone around the events centre. Blockading is a form of non-violent direct action (NVDA), a peaceful means we have available to stop the conference on the day.

The peace zone we create around the events centre will include music, workshops, art, gardening and more, demonstrating a peaceful alternative to the violence of weapons. Come and show that you do not support our government hosting these merchants of war by physically demonstrating we won’t let them hold a weapons expo under our noses, while every day, people world-wide are hurt, killed and displaced by war.

We will hold a number of NVDA trainings so everyone know what to expect on the day, keep your eyes on this page for more details as they come!

There will be plenty of space for those who prefer to keep it non-confrontational so bring yourself and your whanau, bring a sign, your voice, an instrument or drum if you have it and stay as long or short as you can. There’ll be music, workshops, costumes and face paints as well as direct action.

If you want to get involved in the lead up to the day, feel free to contact Auckland Peace Action: https://aucklandpeaceaction.wordpress.com

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