BAE protexts in Newcastle

A 'die in' was staged by medical students at Medsin's Global Health Conference in Newcastle yesterday, Sunday March 25th. The students were demanding…

To download photos of the protests or read earlier press releases which contain background information, please visit www.medsin.org/baephotos.

A 'die in' was staged by medical students at Medsin's Global Health Conference in Newcastle yesterday, Sunday March 25th. The students were demanding…

-         an end to government subsidies for the arms trade

-         that government tightens UK arms control legislation

-         that government respects the OECD Anti-bribery Convention and reviews the decision to terminate the Serious Fraud Office inquiry into BAE Systems' Al Yamamah deal with the Saudi government

Later, around 20 students held a protest outside BAE Systems' Armstrong Works on Newcastle's Scotswood Road. The protest was addressed by Valerie Anthony of Campaign Against the Arms Trade, Newcastle. Medical student Tom Yates, also spoke…

"It is shameful that so much tax money is being spent on this despicable company. I have seen healthcare in this country, in India and in Africa and I know these resources could be better used."

For interviews or enquiries, please contact…

Tom Yates       07809 600784

Pete Baker       07752 327579

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