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09 February 2007

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'Our fees fund murder'
Under the banner 'Our fees fund murder', students and staff from University College London gathered in front of UCL Dome last week to protest against the college's investment in arms companies Cobham plc and the Smiths Group
  • As part of the protest the Main Quad was covered in gravestones stating: '1000 people every day killed by arms'
  • Campaigners asked students and staff to sign a petition asking UCL to disinvest in the arms trade
  • During the action, 228 signatures were collected
  • Many UCL students, approached by the campaigners, were unaware of the high level of UCL's investment in the arms trade
  • Most voiced both surprise and disgust at their college's investment decision

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