Drown the Drone

A protest in the city centre against a conference on unmanned drone aircraft ended with seven people being arrested.

About 75 people gathered outside Armada House in Telephone Avenue and in Baldwin Street at about 9am yesterday to disrupt and protest against the Unmanned Aircraft Vehicle Conference.

They argued that the aircraft – known as drones – are used to kill people by those who operate from a remote position, and that Bristol University, which has organised the conference in the past, should have nothing to do with it. The group carried banners and placards with slogans such as “dumb drones” and “murderers”, and people sat on the pavement and banged drums as they chanted their messages.

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Source: sUAS News

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