BAE blockaded

News in Brief

There were two anti-arms trade blockades of an industrial park in Filton, Bristol, in October.

They were both protests against the supply of weapons to Turkey by BAE Systems and MBDA (who have offices in the industrial park), and against the Turkish assault on the Kurdish area of Syria known as Rojava, which began on 9 October.

On 10 October, four campaigners used lock-ons (with their arms fastened together in steel pipes) to close down the main entrance to the Filton site for four hours.

On 25 October, the Bristol Kurdish Solidarity Network, Anti-Fascist Action and others blocked all three entrances to the Filton site.