Groups at Edinburgh work together to challenge BAE

June 27, 2012

Students next to 'Ban BAE' written in BAE's own post-its

Imogen Michel from Edinburgh CAAT reports on their latest action against BAE.

Tuesday 29 May 2012, 11am-4pm

Edinburgh University Graduate Careers Fair at Adam House, Chambers Street.

“It was with great regret that we had to return to the Edinburgh University Careers Fair again this Spring to protest the presence of BAE Systems inside the fair once again. Despite having had a presence at the fair and protests inside from a wide range of peace and social justice groups over the last few years, it seems that the University of Edinburgh still haven’t got the message that arms dealers are not welcome on our campus. The protest was very successful, bringing together a fantastic coalition of groups from across Edinburgh, and some students from the University even went inside to confiscate BAE’s propaganda materials, which were put to far better use outside the fair! We’ll be back again at every careers fair until the University get the message and stop inviting arms dealers onto campus.”

To join the campaign to kick arms companies off your campus, look at our Ban BAE page. Get in touch to find other activists at your university.

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