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Activists occupy Israeli arms company building

Demonstrators have blocked the entrance of a factory where they claim deadly arms are made. Protesters from Palestine Action and Extinction Rebellion, armed with banners and red paint, said their early-morning raid on the Israeli-owned Elbit Ferranti factory in Oldham, Greater Manchester, is because they “will not accept an economy based on devastation, occupation and war”. They have chained the gates and two people have climbed on to a ledge on the front of the factory, where they have daubed red paint over the windows and sprayed the words “Shut Elbit Down”. Greater Manchester Police said officers are at the scene and have engaged with protesters.

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