Chris Strafford reports on student action against arms dealers recruiting
Students at the University of Manchester broke up a stall promoting the arms trade. The ‘Defence, Science and Technology Laboratory’, which is a ministry of defence company, was attempting to lure young scientists to come and help devise new weapons that would no doubt be used across the world. The students wore high-visibility jackets with ‘UMSU health and safety inspectors’ on and they picked up all of the company’s material, including a massive poster bearing an MOD symbol and a massive explosion in the background.
After removing the militarist propaganda, students were chased across campus by security staff, aided by the police. As students took refuge in the student union building, two activists were detained, but they were quickly ‘de-arrested’ by around 30 students.
Again, Manchester students have shown that they are unwilling to allow the military-industrial complex to recruit and propagate murder on campus. Manchester Communist Students will continue to support actions against the military and stand in solidarity with anyone who is disciplined over this action.