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Two anti-arms campaigners who were charged with ‘Criminal Damage’ after climbing on the roof of EDO MBM Fishersgate have had all charges against them dropped.

The two protesters scaled the side of EDO-MBM’s arms factory in Fishersgate, Brighton on 23rd January this year (see SchNEWS 617). The pair, both students at Sussex University, climbed onto the roof and unfurled a banner in protest of EDO-MBM’s manufacture of weapons for the US, UK and Israeli militaries, whose combined firepower have caused the deaths of over 1 million civilians in the middle east and central Asia. Several other people glued themselves to the front doors of the premises preventing workers or deliveries from entering.

Andrew Beckett, press svengali for the campaign said, “Our demonstration lead to the closure of EDO MBM Fishersgate for several hours, during that time the company were not able to carry on their criminal trade at the premises.” It’s not too late to join the February ‘month of action’ against companies who work with EDO, inclusing Guardian Goons (er, Guards), TNT and DHL.

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