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A demonstration outside the Treasury has called for cuts in military spending, including subsidies for the arms trade, at a time when other areas face severe cutbacks.
The Campaign Against Arms Trade have warned that supplying arms to Libyan rebels will have long-term negative consequences.
CAAT has called for an arms embargo on Saudi Arabia, whose forces are using British-made weapons to suppress pro-democracy protests in Bahrain.
The government has been urged to cancel an international arms fair in the wake of public outrage over UK arms sales to the Gaddafi regime in Libya.
Following protests over British arms sales to Libya, the police have warned government departments to be prepared for further demonstrations.
The Prime Minister, David Cameron, has sparked sharp criticism with his defence of his government's role in selling arms to the Middle East.
The Campaign Against Arms Trade has condemned the government's reaction to revelations about UK arms exports to Bahrain and Libya.
There has been an outraged response to news that the UK has licensed sales of crowd control weapons to regimes that are violently suppressing peaceful protests.
The Green Party has opposed a boycott of the census, which is partly run by an arms company, despite disagreement within the Greens' own ranks.
European Union (EU) countries including the UK are facing criticism for their arms sales to the Mubarak regime in Egypt.