Socialist Worker

Charges over protester at Israeli arms factory

by Nick Clark
Issue No. 2465

Palestine solidarity protesters arrested outside an Israeli owned arms factory last month have been formally charged by police.

Nineteen protesters were arrested outside the UAV Engines Ltd factory in Shenstone, Staffordshire on 7 July.

The factory is owned by Israeli arms company Elbit.

The 19 have been charged with breaching an injunction that prevented protesters from coming within 250 metres of the factory.

They were released on bail following their arrests.

The protesters were told to report back to Tamworth police station on Friday of last week to learn of possible charges.

Supporters from West Midlands Palestine Solidarity Campaign had planned to protest outside the station.

But the protesters were later told not to report to the station as they would be notified of their charges by post instead.

The first court hearing is set for Friday 28 August.

Supporters from different groups are planning to protest on the day.

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