Lancaster University Against Arms Trade report on a recent action:
To coincide with planned divestment day activities, students at Lancaster university redecorated a 10′ high sign outside the university campus, using wallpaper and wheat paste.
The sign read ‘BAE Systems university: complicit in murder’, and was designed to draw attention to Lancaster universities ongoing partnerships and investment in the global arms firm.
Unfortunately the sign was removed by campus security this morning, however activists are happy that the action will have sent a clear message to the university management that continued support for arms manufacturing is not in the name of the students.
Lancaster university has been the site of ongoing protests against BAE Systems, in particular Lancaster’s role in drone research and development.