Dates and Times
Thursday 6 July 2017 10:30 - 15:00
Lynn Lane, Shenstone
Hosted by: Birmingham Palestine Action
On 6 July groups and campaigners from across the UK are going to Elbit’s factory in Lichfield (north of Birmingham) to demand that the UK stops arming Israel and that the factory ceases production of death drones and starts manufacturing socially useful goods. Elbit Systems manufacture UAVs (drones) that are used by the Israeli Defense Forces in Gaza and in other wars against the people.
The assault on Gaza of 2014 which killed over 2,200 Palestinians, was one of the most brutal examples of Israel’s ongoing occupation and ethnic cleansing of Palestine. At the time, activists occupied Elbit’s factory in Shenstone, halting its operations and costing Elbit over £100,000.
Our action will be a creative, non-violent picket and rally outside the factory gates to demand the factory’s closure.
More info, including travel details, here.