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On April the 30th, Smash EDO activists gathered outside EDO MBM, currently trading as ITT Excelis, to oppose them designing and making parts for weapons such as Paveway bombs (which killed lots of civilians in Iraq) and more recently, parts for drones.

Noise demos have always been an important part of the Smash EDO campaign but have sometimes been just a little contentious, with the police trying a variety of tactics to make people shut up. The company tried to silence the campaign with an injunction but succeeded only in encouraging loads more people to join the protests.

One protester at this recent bad music demo told SchNEWS: “Scenes were good as police remained calm when presented with amplified music. They also allowed us to stand on the pavement next to the exit, as employees left the building in cars. The vibe was peaceful and positive with passers by waving in support. Smash EDO really seems to be kicking off again as more newcomers arrived on the protest.”

A few years ago Schnews created a documentary on the Smash EDO campaign called “On The Verge”. Check it out!

As well as noise demonstrations, Smash EDO held a “Fly kites not drones” solidarity event. Due to both these recent events, there has been coverage from local media about their re-rise to popularity.

With the invasion of modern technology, you can now tweet Smash EDO to get involved!


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Added By: concerned of brighton - 14th May 2014 @ 4:52 PM
stop trolling. This is a post about Smash EDO, not about Ukraine. And pro-Russian separatists are not anti-fascists by the way.
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