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Marking Nakba Day, pro-Palestinian activists in UK protest arms shipments to Israel

Protests mark 76th anniversary of Nakba, or Catastrophe, when tens of thousands of Palestinians were expelled from their homes, lands in 1948 to make way for creation of Israel

17:28 - 15/05/2024 Çarşamba
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Pro-Palestinian activists on Wednesday staged demonstrations outside arms manufacturing companies across the UK in protest against weapons shipments to Israel.

A group of protesters in Glasgow blocked the entry to arms manufacturer Thales, demanding an end to the supply of ammunition and weapons to Israel.

Marking the 76th anniversary of Nakba, members of the Palestine Action group blocked all entrances to the Elbit System's UAV Engines Ltd in Shenstone.

The group wrote on X that six members were arrested by officers at the scene.

"Palestine Action dye fountains red at Chamberlain Sq and Victoria Sq in Birmingham, symbolising Britain's involvement in 76 years of ethnically cleansing Palestine," said the group, sharing photos of the fountains.

Protests mark the 76th anniversary of Nakba, or Catastrophe, when tens of thousands of Palestinians were expelled from their homes and lands in 1948 to make way for the creation of Israel.

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