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Resisting militarism on Armed Forces Day - Scarborough

The PPU is backing local people in North Yorkshire who want to speak out against an event that presents children with a glamorised image of war and sweeps the realities of militarism under the carpet.

On Saturday 25 June, the UK's ministers, generals, admirals and arms dealers will again whip up support for war and militarism with their annual Armed Forces Day celebrations.

This year, the National Event for Armed Forces Day will be in Scarborough, with over 150 other events around the UK. The National Event always involves activities aimed at children that promote a glamorised image of war. It is common to see children as young as 6 or 7 being invited to handle real weapons as if they were toys and to sit at the controls of tanks and military aircraft.

PPU members and allies will join protests against this outrageous promotion of militarism in various parts of the UK.

The rail strike means that many people will not be able to travel to Scarborough to protest at the National Event, but the PPU is pleased to suport local people in the North Yorkshire area who are determined to ensure that the event does not go unchallenged.

As the rail strike means that the protest in Scarborough will be small-scale, we are likely to hand out leaflets in different places at different times, so are not advertising a meeting place. If you want to join us in Scarborough, please call us on 020 7424 9444, email us at or tweet us at @PPUtoday.

June 25th, 2022 12:00 AM through 12:00 AM
Central Scarborough
United Kingdom
Phone: 020 7424 9444