Date(s) - 8 Aug 2016
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Join us for a creative and visual protest at a branch of Elbit, israel’s largest arms makers, in Broadstairs, Kent – part of a national day of action against Elbit.
Transport will be leaving Brighton at 9am and returning at 6-7pm. Details below.
On Monday Aug 8th cyclists taking part in several UK bike rides for Palestine will converge at two of Elbit’s UK factories – in Shenstone in Staffordshire, and in Broadstairs in Kent. More information about “The Big Ride” here, and more information about “Ride Against Kent’s Arms Dealers” here.
Activists from several towns in the southeast will be protesting at the Broadstairs site, in solidarity with the cyclists. In Brighton, we’ve booked a minibus and plan to get to Broadstairs at lunchtime in order to welcome the Kent cyclists as they arrive at the Elbit factory, and to protest at Elbit’s continued role in israel’s deadly oppression of the Palestinian people.
To book a seat on the minibus from Brighton, please email firstname.lastname@example.org without delay – places are going fast! Pick-up location and other details will be provided to those who book.
We also need volunteers who are not able to join us in Broadstairs, but are willing to provide support from home by monitoring the progress of the demo, amplifying the message on social media, etc. Please email email@example.com if you are able to help in this way.
This summer we are remembering Israel’s 50 day attack on Gaza in July/August 2014 that left 2,200 Palestinians dead. We are also commemorating the 10-year mark of Israel’s ongoing seige of Gaza and its regular incursions, attacking farmers and their land and sinking fishing boats. Yet all British government restrictions on arms sales to Israel have been lifted. In support of the Palestinian call for a full two-way arms embargo against Israel we will be supporting the demonstration against the Israeli drone manufacturer, Elbit, on 8th August 2016. Simultaneous demonstrations will be held at Elbit’s UAV factory in Shenstone and their Instro factory in Broadstairs Kent, to keep up the pressure on Elbit as it advertises its weapons an ‘battle-tested’ on Palestinians.