BBC News story: Authors make book fair protest

Authors including Will Self and Ian McEwan have protested against the organisers of the London Book Fair being involved in the arms trade.
In a letter published in The Times Literary Supplement, the writers called for Reed Exhibitions to stop holding arms fairs around the world.

We are appalled that our trade should be commercially connected to one which exacerbates insecurity and repression, and which props up regimes inimical to free expression,” stated the letter.