Protesters climb arms factory roof they say is owned by Israeli military company

Palestine campaigners have chained the doors shut and are occupying the roof of an arms factory in Shenstone in Staffordshire that they say is owned by an Israeli military company and manufactures engines for drones that have been exported to Israel.

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Police statement over Staffordshire arms factory protest

Palestine campaigners on the roof of an arms factory in Staffordshire Credit: Twitter/@LondonPalestine

Palestine campaigners have climbed a roof of an arms factory in Staffordshire over claims it is owned by an Israeli military company.

A group of 12 campaigners scaled the building on Lynn Lane in Shenstone.

Police were called to a business premise on Lynn Lane, Shenstone, just after 5.20am this morning, Tuesday, following a report of a public protest on top of a building. Officers are in attendance to ensure the protest remains peaceful and safe and we are working closely with the business and the protestors. As a result of this activity we have cordoned off Lynn Lane. The safety of our officers, the business staff and the protestors is our priority."

– Staffordshire Police spokesperson

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Palestine campaigners chain arms factory doors shut

Palestine campaigners have climbed a roof of an arms factory in Staffordshire and chained the doors shut.

A group of 12 campaigners scaled the building on Lynn Lane, in Shenstone at around 5am.

They say it is owned by an Israeli military company and manufactures engines for drones that have been exported to Israel.

Protesters on top of factory roof in Staffordshire

Protesters have climbed onto a roof in Staffordshire, forcing the road to be closed off.

Police are directing traffic and say there are a number of resources at the scene in Lynn Lane, in Shenstone.

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