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The London Chamber of Commerce have been accused of running scared from public opinion after moving a seminar for arms dealers to an undisclosed location.
A coalition of NGOs, local residents and faith groups has announced a wave of protests as one of the world's largest arms fairs takes place in London.
Representatives of the arms industry and UK government are to speak at a seminar that extols the sale of arms to repressive regimes in the Middle East.
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 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.
The Campaign group Republic has lodged a formal complaint with UKTI calling for an investigation into a number of allegations relating to Prince Andrew.
Following protests over British arms sales to Libya, the police have warned government departments to be prepared for further demonstrations.
On Friday 18 February 2011, a former defence minister sat beside me in a Sky News studio and insisted that the Bahraini government is not an oppressive regime. Hours later, Bahraini troops opened fire on unarmed demonstrators.
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.