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Share the ad campaign the government doesn't want you to see

The London Arms Fair is on right now at the ExCel Centre. Supported the UK government, this exclusive four-day expo of deadly weapons and arms has a history of companies advertising illegal torture equipment.

As well as legal weapons like tanks and guns, we've found illegal torture equipment being traded at the Fair in 2005, 2007, 2011 and 2013.

Of course, the government wants to keep it quiet, but we think the British public should know what’s being advertised right here on our doorstep.

So we’re running the ad campaign they never wanted you to see...


We’ve created an online advert, posters on display across the country and placed full page press ads to make sure people know what’s happening.

But we need your help to make it as big as possible – here's how you can help:

1. Share the TV ad, above - Tweet it and share on Facebook

2. Look out for our press ads in the newspaper – and then share them

You'll find our ads today in the Metro and City AM - so snap a photo, and share them. Or if you're not near a copy, why not share what we've been tweeting!

Dunno who took this ad out in the Metro but I like it..

— Jacques (@JackVsJose) September 15, 2015

Read your Metro this morning? Don't leave it on the bus or train - casually leave p39 open when you get to work....

— Amnesty UK (@AmnestyUK) September 15, 2015

Our London Arms Fair ad campaign is growing! Do your bit at

— Amnesty UK (@AmnestyUK) September 14, 2015

For those in London, look out for @AmnestyUK ad in the Evening Standard tonight. Take action:

— Tom Davies (@tomdavies77) September 14, 2015

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