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Anti-war protesters storm Brisbane weapons expo

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About a dozen anti-war protesters have forced their way into the Land Forces Weapons Expo, with some chaining themselves to a tank.

About a dozen anti-war protesters have forced their way into a weapons expo at the Brisbane Convention Centre, with some chaining themselves to a tank.

The action follows protests outside the Land Forces Weapons Expo for several days, targeting companies like Rheinmetall, Thales and Boeing, all of which are being featured at the event.

Protesters have been shown on social media finding an open side door to the convention centre before storming the show floor.

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About a dozen anti-war protesters have forced their way into the Land Forces Weapons Expo at the Brisbane Convention Centre, with some chaining themselves to a tank. Several members of the group proceeded to jump on top of a display Rheinmetall tank while another used a bike lock to chain himself by the neck to the vehicle.

Several group members proceeded to jump on top of a display Rheinmetall tank while another used a bike lock to chain himself by the neck to the vehicle.

Queensland Police on the scene have been pictured detaining multiple protesters surrounding the tank.

"These companies and the defence forces who buy their weapons are not welcome in Brisbane," a spokesperson for the activists said.

"We do not welcome war criminals, corporate thieves, and murderers."

More to come.

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/anti-war-activists-storm-brisbane-weapons-expo-following-several-days-of-protests/290c6234-c4d8-494a-9b89-efd8fd937cec

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