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Protesters for Palestine move boundaries

Issue No. 2464

Protesters dance a traditional Palestinian dabke in the British museum

Protesters dance a traditional Palestinian "dabke" in the British Museum (pic: Dan Glass/TFT Palestine)


Victory for right to protest against Elbit

Palestine solidarity activists won a victory at Birmingham Crown Court last Wednesday against an injunction restricting protests at an arms factory in Shenstone, Staffordshire.

The injunction had prevented protesters from coming within 250 metres of UAV Engines Ltd, which is owned by Israeli arms company Elbit. 

But the boundaries were changed to include just the factory gates and premises after activists appealed on Wednesday of last week.

The injunction was granted on 30 June—six days before a day of protests targeting Elbit factories last month.

Some 19 activists were arrested during the protests and have been released on bail. They were set to find out whether or not they will be charged on Friday of this week.

West Midlands Palestine Solidarity Campaign plans to hold an all-day protest and stall outside Tamworth police station on Friday to support the arrestees.


Dancing against the backers of the war on Gaza

Protesters staged traditional Palestinian “dabke” dances inside the British Museum and a central London branch of Barclays bank last Saturday.

The protests were designed to coincide with the one-year anniversary of the Israeli assault on Gaza in 2014.

The protesters targeted Barclays because of its links with arms companies Raytheon, Boeing and Lockheed Martin, which sell arms to Israel.

And they chose the British Museum to highlight the historic links between Israel and the British state.


Bikers' Big Ride for Gaza

Cyclists were set to begin a mass cycle tour from Edinburgh to London this Saturday in solidarity with Gaza.

The Big Ride, organised by cycling tour operator Redspokes, aims to raise money for Palestinian children traumatised during Israel’s assault on Gaza last year. 


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