Cardiff arms fair protesters acquitted!

Kurdistan Solidarity Network

3 people were acquitted of “failure to leave land” (under section 69 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act) at Cardiff Magistrates Court today. They were arrested at a protest against weapons sales to Turkey at the DPRTE arms fair at Cardiff Motorpoint Arena in March.

The defendants included a member of the Kurdish community in south Wales, a member of Bristol Kurdish Solidarity Network, and a member of Bristol Anarchist Federation.

Imam Sis, one of the defendants, said:
“As a human being I have the right to protest murderers. When Turkey is killing my people using British supplied arms I will protest. The British government is complicit in the death of over 300 civilians including women and children who died during Turkey’s bombing of Kurds in Afrin…

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