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Hackney Army Shop protest

by Gareth Jenkins
Issue No. 2143

Protesters outside the Army Shop

Protesters outside the Army Shop

Hackney Stop the War staged a protest at the newly opened army “Show Room” inside the Kingsland Shopping Centre, Dalston, east London, on Monday of this week.

The show room is the first of its kind. People can test drive virtual tanks – as if it’s a game. It ignores the brutal reality of what has happened in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The army is consciously targeting a very deprived part of London. Our petition to shut down the show room went down well.

An army officer briefly shut the show room in response.

We got a good reaction from shoppers.

We aim to have a much bigger protest this Saturday at 1.30pm.

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Tue 17 Mar 2009, 18:45 GMT
Issue No. 2143
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