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Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2012-06-15

FRANCE 24 special correspondents Kate Williams and Willy Bracciano report on a Paris arms trade show where vendors struck deals that seemingly ignored the impact such sales might have, directly or not, on the victims of the Syrian conflict.

Activists against the Syrian regime have been holding a demonstration in Paris. Blood-stained soft toys have gone on display to represent the children that are being killed in Syria's civil war. The protest has been timed to coincide with a weaponry trade show that's held in the French capital every two years. There, our reporter saw a French company sign a deal to supply Russian tanks with equipment - while Russia stands accused of selling tanks and other weaponry to Bashar al-Assad's army. 

Date created : 2012-06-14

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