Activists paint tank tracks to doors of weapons dealers
Activists with World Beyond War earned a lot of attention this week with an eye-catching protest intended to raise awareness of the awful export of Canadian-built weapons to Saudi Arabia.
In London, Ontario activists painted red tank tracks leading up to the home of Danny Deep, President of General Dynamics Land Systems, a London-area company manufacturing light armoured vehicles (LAVs) for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Tracks were also painted at the offices of local Liberal Members of Parliament Peter Fragiskatos (London North Centre) and Kate Young (London West). Similar actions took place in Vancouver, Halifax and St. Catharines.
The international alternative international press agency, Pressenza, gave extensive coverage to the protests:
“Last week, it was revealed that the Canadian government had approved a new deal to sell $74 million worth of explosives to Saudi Arabia in 2020. Since the beginning of the pandemic, Canada has exported over $1.2 billion worth of arms to Saudi Arabia. In 2019, Canada exported arms valued at $2.8 billion to the Kingdom — more than 77 times the dollar value of Canadian aid to Yemen in the same year. Arms exports to Saudi Arabia now account for over 75% of Canada’s non-US military exports.”
Read more and view photos at https://www.pressenza.com/2021/08/activists-paint-tank-tracks-to-doors-of-weapons-dealers/