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Bubbles Not Bombs Arms Fair Protest - London

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Children play with the 'dragon bubbles' from Dr Zig and his gang on the riverside walkway in a protest against the arms fair.
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Children play with the 'dragon bubbles' from Dr Zig and his gang on the riverside walkway in a protest against the arms fair.
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Children play with the 'dragon bubbles' from Dr Zig and his gang on the riverside walkway in a protest against the arms fair.
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Children play with the 'dragon bubbles' from Dr Zig and his gang on the riverside walkway in a protest against the arms fair.
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Children play with the 'dragon bubbles' from Dr Zig and his gang on the riverside walkway in a protest against the arms fair.
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Children play with the 'dragon bubbles' from Dr Zig and his gang on the riverside walkway in a protest against the arms fair.
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Children play with the 'dragon bubbles' from Dr Zig and his gang on the riverside walkway in a protest against the arms fair.
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Children play with the 'dragon bubbles' from Dr Zig and his gang on the riverside walkway in a protest against the arms fair.
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Children play with the 'dragon bubbles' from Dr Zig and his gang on the riverside walkway in a protest against the arms fair.
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Children play with the 'dragon bubbles' from Dr Zig and his gang on the riverside walkway in a protest against the arms fair.
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Children play with the 'dragon bubbles' from Dr Zig and his gang on the riverside walkway in a protest against the arms fair.
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Children play with the 'dragon bubbles' from Dr Zig and his gang on the riverside walkway in a protest against the arms fair.
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Children play with the 'dragon bubbles' from Dr Zig and his gang on the riverside walkway in a protest against the arms fair.
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Children play with the 'dragon bubbles' from Dr Zig and his gang on the riverside walkway in a protest against the arms fair.
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Children play with the 'dragon bubbles' from Dr Zig and his gang on the riverside walkway in a protest against the arms fair.
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Children play with the 'dragon bubbles' from Dr Zig and his gang on the riverside walkway in a protest against the arms fair.
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Children play with the 'dragon bubbles' from Dr Zig and his gang on the riverside walkway in a protest against the arms fair.
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Dr Zig and his gang came from Wales and made their "seriously HUGE bubbles" on the riverside walk outside Tate Modern, shouting "Bubbles not Bombs" in a child-friendly protest against the DSEi Arms Fair. 13th September 2011

Dr Zig and his gang came from Wales and made their "seriously HUGE bubbles" on the riverside walk outside Tate Modern, shouting "Bubbles not Bombs" in a child-friendly protest against the DSEi Arms Fair. London,UK. 13/09/2011

This protest was part of a coordinated day of action by the 'Stop the Arms Fair Coalition' against DSEi (Defence & Security Equipment International), the world's largest arms fair, on the day that it opened in London Docklands. In child-friendly terms this is a place "where bad people the world over can come and buy the latest in guns, drones, warships etc."

The Dragon Bubbles were indeed impressive, although the weather was perhaps not at its best for them, with a strong gusty wind and occasional showers, and there were fewer walkers along the path than usual. Between the showers, the performance did gather some small crowds, and a few children (and some not so young) were at times delightedly chasing and trying to catch the bubbles.

Along the railings by the river, a large banner spelt out the message 'Kids need human rights NOT cluster bombs' and another larger banner in colourful lettering on the other side of the path read 'Stop the arms fair.'

Dr Zig and his gang were hoping to go on to the ExCel Centre where the DSEi was taking place to "bubble mob" the arms dealers later in the afternoon.

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