Demonstrators say British weapons bought at London fair will be used against Kurds including those fighting Isis in Syria

Hundreds of British Kurds descended on Britain’s largest arms fair on Sunday to demand that Theresa May stop selling arms to the Turkish government, claiming the weapons will be used against their people in Turkey and Syria.

About 200 protesters from across Britain held placards, danced and chanted slogans outside Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI), which opens on Tuesday at the ExCeL centre in London’s Docklands and bills itself as “the world leading event” for buyers and sellers of military equipment.

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