LONDON (Dispatches) –
Pro-Palestine activists have occupied an arms manufacturer’s plant belonging to the Zionist regime in Oldham, UK, as part of their nationwide campaign against the company.
Palestine Action, a London-based pro-Palestine advocacy group, shared a series of tweets showing masked activists standing on the roof of the arms factory on Monday, holding ‘Shut down Elbit’ banners.
They announced in a tweet that they had taken to the roof of the Zionist regime’s arms factory in Oldham “once more”, spraying it with fire extinguishers, and “laying bare the profits of a military occupation and extinguishing Elbit through direct action”.
In a statement published on its website, Palestine Action said the move comes “as Israel continues to raid Palestinian communities in Gaza and the West Bank while brutalizing civilians, using UK-manufactured weapons and technologies produced by firms such as Elbit Systems.”
It said the Oldham arms factory is used for the “production of a range of specialist weapons technologies, including components for Israeli drones and battle tanks.”
“The activists currently occupying the Elbit Ferranti factory have once again shown the power of direct action against Israeli oppression. While Western governments continue to side with the oppressors, and while media attention in Palestinian suffering has dwindled, Palestinians are still exposed to daily brutality, starvation, apartheid and death. These activists are bravely standing against this injustice – and we will continue to do so until Elbit is shut down,” the statement quoted the spokesman as saying.
It is the second time in three months that pro-Palestine activists in UK have scaled the roof of a Zionist arms factory. In May, the week-long protest in Leicester, a city in the English Midlands, had resulted in court action.
The protesters say the factories owned by the occupying regime manufactures unmanned aerial vehicles which have been used against Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip.