UK: Die-in protest slams 'War-mongers' in Glasgow arms conference

A large group of protesters staged a 'die-in' protest' outside the Underwater Defense Technology (UDT) conference at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) exhibition centre in Glasgow on Tuesday, to rally against the city's partaking in the arms conference, showcasing some of the largest defence companies in the UK including Babcock and BAE Systems. Antiwar, pro-Scottish independence and pro-Palestine... Еще protesters greeted delegates early in the morning at the entrance to the event's venue with chants of «Shame on you» and «Warmongers» as they arrived to register. Police heavily monitored the event as a die-in protest was accompanied by a read-out of names of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces in Gaza in recent protests. The conference, taking place from June 26 to 28, will reportedly focus on the Trident Defence, UK's covering of the development, procurement and operation of nuclear weapons, especially of the country's submarine based nuclear deterrent. The fair has stirred controversy in the city with the Scottish National Party (SNP)-controlled Glasgow council being reluctant to withdraw support for the event, despite the party being nationally opposed to trident. Criticism has forced leaders to review future conferences on human rights grounds.

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