Palestine Action occupy drone manufacturing plant in Leicester #StopElbit

From 19th May , four activists have been occupying the roof of an Elbit Systems subsidiary in Leicester. The protesters have taken direct action to halt work at the plant by barricading the building, taking control of the roof, damaging the premises and spraying blood-red paint over the building.

At the request of the police, a fire engine attended and negotiators were hoisted up to speak with the group, but after ensuring the safety of activists the firemen refused to aid any further police operation and left the scene. The Leicester Fire Brigade Union later issued a statement standing in solidarity with Palestine and the right to protest.

More info on the campaign at PalestineAction.org