It follows our peaceful and good-humoured protest at the Canterbury city centre branch on 29 November, and again will draw attention to the bank’s role in helping to fund the oppression of Palestinians.
Barclays Bank is a major investor in Elbit Systems, Israel’s largest arms company, a leading drone provider and a major supplier to Israel’s army of occupation.
During Israel’s brutal assault on Gaza last summer, Elbit’s drones and other military equipment were used extensively. Tens of thousands were injured, traumatised, internally displaced and made homeless. More than 2,000 people were murdered, including nearly 500 children.
We believe that Barclays must stop bankrolling such bloodshed, and withdraw its $3 million investment in Elbit Systems. In October, Gazan students called on fellow students, and others with Barclays accounts, around the world to close their accounts with Barclays until it does so. On 29 January we’ll be taking this message to the public and to Barclays customers in Canterbury.
Between now and 29 January we’ll be having a planning meeting for the action, and we’d love to welcome you to join us, either then or at the action itself. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details, or just show up on 29 January at the Canterbury city centre Barclays.
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