No to artwashing

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On 10 July, street art collective Protest Stencil withdrew from a Science Museum exhibition after finding that the top sponsor of the ‘Top Secret’ event was the arms manufacturer Raytheon.

Protest Stencil protested against the ‘artwashing’ of an arms company ‘whose missile fragments are found at massacre sites in Yemen’.

The Saudi-led coalition has used Raytheon’s Paveway II bombs against civilians in Yemen.

Paveway II fragments were found after attacks on: a water drilling site in Sanaa governorate in September 2016 (31 dead); a funeral in Sanaa in October 2016 (140 dead); and on a wedding in Hajjah governorate in April 2018 (33 dead).

Topics: Arms trade, Yemen