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Palestine Action break into arms factory and blockade weapons investor

PALESTINE ACTION protesters broke into an arms factory and blockaded a weapons investor yesterday to disrupt the manufacture of ammunition for Israel and the finance that makes it possible.

Activists stormed the Instro Precision factory in Kent, which is owned by a subsidiary of Israel’s largest weapons company, Elbit Systems.

They cut through three security fences, laying spike strips on the roads leading to the factory to prevent any vehicles from entering.

A smaller group broke into the factory and began dismantling technology, machinery and parts used to produce weapons in a bid to prevent the export of arms to Gaza, where they are used to massacre Palestinians.

In London, activists blockaded the offices of Scotiabank, the largest foreign investor in Elbit Systems.

Activists used lock-on devices to fix themselves to each other at all entrances to the bank’s offices, spraying the building red to symbolise the shedding of Palestinian blood that the firm profits from.

The action took place a week after activists targeted 20 Barclays branches, smashing windows and spraying the buildings with red paint, to press their demand for the bank to ditch its shareholdings in genocide-fuelling companies.

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