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Eight arrests after Shenstone factory protest

Police say eight people have been arrested after a factory protest in Shenstone.

The Shenstone protest. Pic: London Palestine Action

The Shenstone protest. Pic: London Palestine Action

The UAV Engines site was targeted as part of a series of national ‘Block the Factory’ campaign.

The protesters have targeted facilities where they say parts for Israeli military drones are manufactured.

Chief Inspector Steve Smith from Staffordshire Police said: “A number of protesters locked themselves to fencing and others blocked the road.

“A civil injunction is in place around this location so police have the power to arrest anyone breaching this injunction.

“So far eight people, seven men and one woman, have been arrested on suspicion of breaching a high court injunction.”

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