Nine people held after break-in at plant near
Brighton allegedly making parts for Isareli missiles
Nine people are being questioned by police following extensive damage at an arms factory where protesters claim military components are being made for Israeli warplanes bombing Gaza.
The group, which calls itself Smash EDO, entered the EDO MBM Technology plant in Moulsecoomb,
Demonstrators said they were "decommissioning" the site in protest against the killings of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip by the Israeli military. They said equipment made at the plant was being used in
DCI Graham Pratt of
EDO MBM is the sole British subsidiary of
The weapons were reportedly used by
Thousands of people gathered this afternoon for demonstrations across the country in a third weekend of protests against the Israeli attacks on
Organisers of a rally in
He said: "It is a moral responsibility for all of us. People are being killed not so far away from here, women and children."