Activists to stage 'die-in' in Shoreditch to call for tough arms treaty

Activists to stage 'die-in' in Shoreditch to call for tough arms treaty

By agency reporter
27 Feb 2013

On Saturday 2 March at 3.30pm, up to 100 young people from across the UK will take part in a ‘die-in’ in Shoreditch, east London to illustrate the deadly impact of the poorly regulated arms trade. They will be urging the UK government to lead the call for an effective Arms Trade Treaty at a United Nations conference later this month (18 March).

This dramatic stunt created by Amnesty International activists will send a chilling reminder that one person dies every minute as a result of armed violence, and that legally-binding controls on the trade in arms are urgently needed.

Students from as far as Aberdeen University to Queen’s University in Belfast to the University of East Anglia will be taking part in the event.

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