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Kent activists return to block Israeli arms company again

An alliance of activists have forced a one-day closure of an arms company in east Kent for the second time this year.

In the early hours of Monday 6 July, some of the group climbed over the fence of Instro Precision Ltd in Broadstairs, with four people occupying the roof. It follows a similar action in February, with each protests causing the shutdown of the factory for a day.

Instro Precision was targeted because it is owned by Israeli arms company Elbit Systems Ltd, which supplies Israel with 85% of its drones, of the kind used to massacre Gazans last summer.

The Broadstairs protest happened simultaneously with occupations of Elbit sites in Staffordshire and in Melbourne, with four factories shut in total.

In Broadstairs the group flyered the town and local residential streets to raise awareness of the company’s presence.

They also carried out a heart-rending vigil by writing the names and ages of people killed in Gaza last year onto white ribbons, and then tying the ribbons onto the factory fence.


About Faversham and Whitstable Palestine Solidarity Campaign

We are one of over forty branches of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign across England and Wales, campaigning for Palestinian self determination, national, human and civil rights.


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