From 5am this morning Tuesday 5th August 9 protesters have been on the roof of the Elbit factory in Shenstone near Lichfield which makes engines for drones including the Watchkeeper drone.
The activists from London Palestine Action chained the gates shut and are now occupying the roof.They have a huge banner ‘UK: Stop Arming Israel’ hung from the roof. Follow @londonpalestine and spread the word widely. Elbit is an Israeli arms company, one of the biggest manufacturers of drone engines in the world. Anyone who is local to the factory is encouraged to go down to support the action. The factory is UAV systems, at Shenstone, just outside Lichfield and north of Birmingham. there is a train station at Shenstone and its easy to get to from either Birmingham or Lichfield. The factory address is UAV ENGINES LTD, Lynn Lane, Shenstone, Lichfield, WS14 0DT, UK Police have
closed all entrances to the factory and fire service is currently trying
to gain access. go to Shenstone if you can to support the occupation of the factory. #stopelbit #stoparmingisrael
see pictures and local newspaper report here