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Protest supports Elbit 19

by Nick Clark
Issue No. 2469

Outside Burton Magistrates’ Court

Outside Burton Magistrates’ Court (Pic: Shaz Islam)

Protesters arrested outside an Israeli arms factory in July appeared in court on Friday of last week.

As many as 19 people were arrested outside UAV Engines Ltd in Shenstone, Staffordshire, which is owned by Israeli arms company Elbit.

They are charged with breaching a High Court injunction barring protesters from coming within 250 metres of the factory.

Of the 19, 15 appeared in Burton Magistrates’ Court for an initial hearing. 

All 15 pleaded not guilty and will appear in crown court on 27 November.

Supporters protested outside the court and at the factory in Shenstone during the hearing.

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