Campaign against arms fair



Campaign against arms fair

By Emma Webb

ADELAIDE — Resistance and the Anti-Adtech Alliance held a joint campaigning stall and information display in Rundle Mall on November 7.

The stall was to build the rally against the Adtech Arms Fair, held here on November 8-10. In about four hours, hundreds of people stopped to take information about the arms fair. The local Murdoch-dominated press has remained silent on the fair.

Ignoring the recent council ruling that allows all non-profit and community groups to distribute information in the mall, council inspectors harassed the campaigners for having a mock bomb and erecting information boards. The inspectors claimed the boards and props were a "safety issue".

However, the 20 activists refused to leave. Activists painted banners for the rally, which also drew a lot of attention from passers-by.

On November 8, Resistance and Anti-Adtech Alliance activists marched to the anti-Adtech rally at the War Memorial.

Resistance and anti-uranium activists will continue to reclaim the mall for political activity, because it is one of the best spots to reach interested people and build campaigns.

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