Israel-Gaza: Union members block arms factory in protest over conflict
A protest in Rochester, Kent has seen hundreds of trade union members blockade a factory which manufactures weapons. The members are protesting the Israel-Gaza conflict.
They blocked entrances to the BAE Systems site in Rochester at about 07:00 GMT on Friday.
They claim the factory provides components for military aircraft being used to bomb Gaza.
A spokesperson for BAE said: “We respect everyone’s right to protest peacefully.”
The blockade was organised as part of an International Day of Action for Palestine.
Members are calling for “an end to the UK government’s complicity in war crimes being committed in Palestine”, which includes an end to arms sales to Israel and support for an immediate ceasefire.