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Diary - 2 March - Activists to stage dramatic 'die-in' in Shoreditch to call for tough arms treaty

On Saturday 2 March at 3.30pm, up to 100 young people from across the UK will take part in a ‘die-in’ in Shoreditch, east London to illustrate the deadly impact of the poorly regulated Arms. They will be urging the UK government to lead the call for an effective Arms Treaty at a United Nations conference later this month (18 March).

This dramatic stunt created by Amnesty International activists will send a chilling reminder that one person dies every minute as a result of armed violence, and that legally-binding controls on the trade in arms are urgently needed.

Students from as far as Aberdeen University to Queen’s University in Belfast to the University of East Anglia will be taking part in the event.

Photocall details:
Time: 3.30pm
Date: Saturday 2 March 2013
Location:  Amnesty International Human Rights Action Centre, 17 – 25 New Inn Yard, Shoreditch, London EC2A 3EA

For more information contact Amnesty International UK’s media unit

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