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Smash ITT videos

January 19th, 2009 · post by Edd · 3 Comments

In the early hours of Saturday January 17th six protesters forced entry to the Brighton building of ITT/EDO MBM. Inside they caused extensive damage to the arms factory. Two videos of the event have been posted on the internet, showing the entry, and the aftermath.

The first video, filmed by someone who followed the activists to the decommissioning, shows the group entering the factory, smashing the windows and spray painting the factory walls. It was reported earlier today that the maker of this film has also been arrested in connection to the demonstration.

The second video, created by Argus the local Brighton newspaper, shows the aftermath and a voice over from an Argus journalist explaining what had happened. Historically the Argus has been quite hostile to those who’ve taken action against ITT/EDO MBM, however, this film is fairly neutral, and is interesting to get a sense of the event.

Another video, http://www.filefactory.com/file/a0241df/n/decom_small_mpg, shows the protesters giving their reasons for taking action. Hopefully it will be uploaded to a video sharing site soon as it gives more context and reasoning than these two videos.

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3 responses so far

  • lil andy posted:
    Jan 21, 2009 at 6:14 pm. Comment #1

    BIG BIG RESPECTS to these people who r risking lenghty jail senteces for basically tryin to stop the murder of innocent civilians BIG RESPECTS if only we all had the guts to stand up n say enough n do something which a lot of people disagree about ….

  • Brighton posted:
    Jan 22, 2009 at 4:45 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

  • gato posted:
    Jan 26, 2009 at 4:35 am. Comment #3

    freedom to the comrades .. awesome action !!!!! really really really WELL DONE to all ………..RESPECT SOLIDARITY means attack …….@