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ITT gets smashed

January 17th, 2009 · post by Fred Goodsell · 2 Comments

In the early hours of this morning six protesters forced entry to the Brighton building of ITT/EDO MBM. According to statements made on indymedia they proceeded to destroy “equipment inside the factory that
is used to make the weapons used in Israel’s wholesale slaughter of civilians in Gaza.”

An update claimed “the protesters inside the factory have been spotted throwing computers and filing cabinets from the top floor” and are now surrounded by police.

ITT/EDO MBM are responsible for the manufacture of release clips for F 15s and F 16s as well as the Paveway system of munitions which are currently being used by the Israeli military against civilians in Gaza.

The arms factory has been targeted by protests and direct action since the invasion of Iraq.

For more information on past and future events regarding the EDO campaign visit www.smashedo.org.uk

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2 responses so far

  • Edd posted:
    Jan 17, 2009 at 8:13 pm. Comment #1

    A video of the action can be downloaded from http://www.filefactory.com/file/a0241df/n/decom_small_mpg (115mb). Hopefully at some point someone will upload it to an online video site so people don’t have to download it!

  • Brighton posted:
    Jan 22, 2009 at 4:46 pm. Comment #2

    9 people in all have been arrested for this action and most have been charged with Burglary and Criminal Damage, 6 from inside the factory and another 3 from the vicinity. Most have been let out on bail by now however 2 men have been remanded to Lewes Prison and could do with some support! Write to them at:
    Elijah Smith VP7551
    and Robert Alford VP7552
    Both at:
    HMP Lewes
    1 Brighton Road
    Lewes
    East Sussex
    BN7 1EA
    See http://www.brightonabc.org.uk/action.htm for tips on writing to and supporting people in prison