Protest greets Twickenham arms fair

by Neal Jeffery, West London Socialist Party

The English Rugby Football Union (RFU) has held arms fairs at Twickenham stadium for the last few years and a protest greeted the second such fair this year on 27 February.

Sign outside Twickenham stadium.
Sign outside Twickenham Stadium says it all!

A sale of combat helicopters and drones to any regime willing to spend money on them took place in the middle of the Six Nations rugby tournament, insulting to local residents and rugby fans alike.

There were around a hundred protesters in attendance, mostly local residents and Gaza campaigners. Socialist Party members joined them to show the greedy RFU our anger over the sale of arms to any capitalist regime. Also in attendance was ‘Nasty Nick’ of East Enders fame. The actor who played him was one of the protest’s organisers!

I think the sign outside the stadium saying what is not to be brought onto the premises says it all!