What an awesome week in the campaign to Stop the Weapons Conference!
We had a big day on Tuesday; we prevented and impeded lots of the delegates from getting inside the weapons conference, and disrupted their opening speeches with noise outside. The Minister of Defence Gerry Brownlee was forced to try and justify the conference, which is a good sign that we’re winning!
A total of 27 people were arrested by the police for being willing to put their bodies on the line to stop the international arms trade. These people were all given a bail condition not to go within 100 metres of the TSB Arena, effectively denying them all the right to freedom of expression at the Wednesday night event.
Last night, the Block Party went on for three hours, disrupting the conference dinner and awards ceremony. The police arrested two people.
All of the arrestees will appear at the Wellington District Court on Monday, 23 November at 9am.
Will you please:
- Join us for a Solidarity Picket outside the District Court (Balance Street) to support the arrestees on Monday, 23 November at 8:30am. We’ll have some banners and placards.
- Make a donation to our legal support fund: Peace Action Wellington Kiwibank Account: 38-9007-0839416-00 – reference “legal”. Thank you in advance for any donation you are able to afford.
We invite you to get involved in Peace Action Wellington; we have fortnightly meetings at 6pm. Email us to find out more: firstname.lastname@example.org You can also find us on Facebook and follow us on twitter @PeaceactionWGTN.