Press release 16th October from the Swedish network Ofog
Weapons used in the American led war on Iraq were successfully disarmed by a group of activists: Anna Andersson, Martin Smedjeback, Cathrine Laskar and Pelle Strindlund
20 Carl Gustaf antitank launchers and other armaments were disarmed Thursday as Swedish peace activists broke into plants belonging to BAE Systems and Saab in
Two activists entered the Saab Bofors Dynamics production unit in
Simultaneously, two other activists entered the BAE Systems plant in
"When your government supports an illegal war and sells arms to dictatorships, it's time for ordinary citizens like us to take action," said Annika Spalde, a deacon in the Swedish church and the fifth member of the group. On Thursday noon she held a press conference in Karlskoga and was also arrested upon attempting to enter arms manufacturing facilities there which previously belonged to famous Swedish Bofors.
The action is the first disarmament campain in the 21st century in
The activists left behind holes in the security fence with welcoming signs "The door is opened- you're free to start disarming."
The Swedish peace group Ofog works with non violent direct action against militarism.
The network Ofog works with non violent direct action against militarism and is open to everyone to join.
Spokesperson for Ofog-Annika Spalde +46 (0) 762461994, Maja Backlund, telephone +46 (0)733815361 mail email@example.com
more information on Swedish weapon export is available at www.avrusta.se