According to what the organization reported on its Twitter account on Saturday, the two other protesters who had been on the roof of the Elbit Systems building since last Wednesday decided to disembark the day before to provide supplies, and were arrested by local police.
The Palestine Movement calls for the closure of 10 factories owned by the largest private Israeli arms producer in the United Kingdom, and condemns the British government’s collusion with Tel Aviv.
According to the group, all weapons, including drones, produced by Elbit Systems on British soil are being tested against Palestinians in the territories occupied by Israel.
Palestine Action co-founder Hoda Amouri confirmed to Prensa Latina over the phone that she intends to keep the Leicester plant closed for as long as possible.
The local police, who were unable to evacuate the protesters from the roof because the Fire Department in Leicester refused to help them in solidarity with the protest, confirmed in a statement that dozens of people are still in front of the building.
In addition to the arrests made the day before they descended from the roof, two other people were arrested on Thursday for bringing food and water to the protesters, although they were released without charge after a few hours, the Pro-Palestinian Association reported.
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