The campaign against arms manufacturer Heckler & Koch was represented at a Garden Party at Nottingham’s Sumac Centre on Sunday. The Garden Party was organised by Eastside Climate Action to raise funds for their presence at this year’s Climate Camp. It featured live bands & DJs, food & drink, games and stalls.
The Shut Down H&K campaign ran a stall to raise awareness and funds. Visitors were invited to partake in a macabre competition: guess the number of people killed by H&K weapons every week (represented by kidney beans in a glass jar). 40 people entered the competition, and guesses ranged from 100 to 3000! The answer, guessed correctly by Rhiannon, was 720, based on an estimate of one person killed every 14 minutes (from DAKS – the German Action Network to Stop Small Arms).