Police make mass arrests at arms protest


Police made mass arrests at the end of a protest in Brighton against arms manufacturer EDO MBM. Around a hundred, mostly local, activists from the Smash EDO campaign attempted to evade police throughout the day to get near the arms factory.

Police mass arrested over 35 protesters, including a legal observer, who had been kettled on Lewes road for a breach of the peace. Sussex police said ‘many would be released without charge as a breach of the peace was prevented’.

EDO MBM manufacture the release mechanism for bombs on F-16 & F-18 fighter planes used by the Israeli Defence Force.

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