Every year the ExCel Centre, owned by a Qatari multi-national, hosts a major arms fair. As in past years, protesters will aim to shut down the fair and raise awareness of the horrendous consequences of the trade in weapons. There will be events leading up to the fair (Sept 7- 11th) and also the week of the Fair, starting with a musical protest on the 12th of September from 2pm – 5 pm on the footbridge leading up to the entrance. Nearest transport: Custom House DLR and then follow signs to the ExCel Centre.
The Excel centre is privately owned and will try and exclude protesters, another example of the privatisation of the city.