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Civilians in Yemen are being targeted by British weapons, sold to Saudi Arabia. The Court of Appeal has said this is ‘unlawful’, but the government plans to challenge the ruling.
How can we avoid arming repression and build peace instead?
We’ll be supporting protests at the DSEI arms fair, and challenging the UK to stop selling weapons to Saudi Arabia. Join us in saying ‘Brummies for Peace!’
How can we respond to force with love? Would you be prepared to?
Pop into Peace Hub, throughout July & August 2019 to:
- Find out more & have your say
- Add a message to our ‘Brummies for Peace’ banner
- Ask your MP to speak out against UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia
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