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Dismaland artists have put fake TfL adverts on the tube to protest against arms dealing

Isabelle Aron
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Isabelle Aron

Unless you were still half asleep or had your head buried in one of London's excellent free magazines (cough cough) then you might have noticed some unusual tube adverts on your commute this morning. On first glance, the posters look like the usual TfL spiel about planned engineering works and re-planning your route - but what's that on the right? Oh, a massive tank. And a message asking commuters to 'help stop the arms fair'.

No, TfL haven't gone all political - the fake posters are the work of artists from Banky's Dismaland, as part of a guerilla campaign protesting against arms dealing to coincide with the DSEI Arms Fair, which kicks off in London today at the ExCel Centre. Over 1,500 exhibitors are setting up shop at the fair to sell weapons including rifles and tanks and, understandably, some folks aren't too happy about it.

The artists have plastered posters across London, with 300 on the tube and 40 at bus stops. See some more snaps of the posters: 

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