EDO: sabotage for Gaza

Anti-militarists in Brighton have struck at a local factory of EDO MBM, an arms company which provides components to the Israeli army.

Smash EDO, a protest and direct action group organising against the weapons factory, released the following press release:

MASSIVE DAMAGE AT BRIGHTON ARMS FACTORY.

Nine activists were arrested at a Brighton weapons factory in the early hours of this morning (17th). According to one witness computers and filing cabinets were hurled out of top floor windows as
a group of protesters broke in to the factory in the early hours staging a “citizen’s decommissioning” of the EDO-MBM/ITT arms factory in direct response to the killings of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip by the Israeli military.

The activists barricaded themselves into the factory on Home Farm Rd, Moulsecoombe. Eventually 30 police arrived and they were arrested.

Elijah Smith, one of the protesters that broke into the factory, said ““I’m looking at the world scene and I’m getting more and more horrified. I’ve been looking at the law and I don’t feel I’m going to do anything illegal tonight, but I’m going to go into an arms factory and smash it up to the best of my ability so that it cannot actually work or produce munitions and these very dirty bombs that have been provided to the Israeli army so that they can kill children. The time for talking has gone too far. I’m not a writer, I’m just a person from the community and I’m deeply disgusted.”

There have been a total of 9 arrests.

A video of the action can be found here.

BBC coverage, Guardian.

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