UK Activists In Standoff After Occupying Factory Supplying IDF Drone Engines
"The question shouldn't be when are we going to leave, the question should be when is this company going to leave, and when is this government going to stop supporting Israel in its crimes against the Palestinian people."
The group London Palestine Action chained the factory gates shut and chained themselves to the roof of the UAV Engines Limited factory in Shenstone, England, around 5 a.m. Tuesday, saying they have enough food to stay a week.
—Sara Cooper, Teacher & Activist
She said 7 of the 9 activists have lived in Palestine, and recounted personal stories of seeing Israel's war crimes firsthand.
Weapons made here are being exported to kill Palestinians, we have to up the ante. You cannot simply tweet in the face of genocide— LDNPalestineAction (@LondonPalestine) August 5, 2014
“Before these protests escalate, Downing Street should announce an immediate suspension of any further arms to Israel," said Sprague. "We should not be complicit in war crimes.”
See more photos from the ongoing action at London Palestine Action's Facebook page.