Nine held after arms protest

DUBLIN - Ten anti arms trade activists, including three East Timorese refugees, entered a Hampshire factory early yesterday and…

DUBLIN - Ten anti arms trade activists, including three East Timorese refugees, entered a Hampshire factory early yesterday and painted "not for export to Indonesia" on 20 unfinished armoured vehicles, according to a statement from the Citizens Arms Control Group, David Shanks reports.

Southampton police said nine intruders to the Glover Webb factory at Hamble were arrested.

The group said arms exports to Indonesia were illegal and immoral because of the human rights record of "the dictator Suharto".