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Trade unions in Britain have staged protests to denounce the support provided by arms companies to Israel, which they use in the war they have been waging in the Gaza Strip for more than two months.
The vicinity of the L3 HARRIS COMPLEX FOR THE MANUFACTURE OF PRECISION-GUIDED MUNITIONS IN THE SOUTHERN BRITISH CITY OF BRIGHTON WITNESSED A PROTEST CALLED BY TRADE UNIONS, TO CLOSE THE ENTRANCES OF 3 MAJOR COMPANIES THAT MANUFACTURE WEAPONS THAT CONTRIBUTE TO THEIR EXPORT TO ISRAEL.
The sit-in comes in response to calls by Palestinian trade unions, which addressed them to the workers of the world in solidarity to stop exporting weapons to Israel and force it to stop what they describe as crimes of genocide and ethnic cleansing against Palestinians.
These labour moves are also aimed at pressuring the British government to engage in efforts for an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza Strip.
According to Al Jazeera's Assadollah al-Sawi, this is one of two stops in front of the British factory aimed at blocking its doors to prevent the entry of any trucks carrying components used in the manufacture of ammunition and weapons supplied to Israel.
It is noteworthy that the participants in the vigil are members of various unions, including doctors, teachers and workers in the health sector, transport sectors and others, and demand - according to the correspondent - to cut off the supply of weapons to Israel and pressure the British government to demand an immediate ceasefire.
Protesters say the British government should not be complicit in the mass killings and ethnic cleansing of the occupation forces in Gaza.
The correspondent confirmed that "L3 Harris" is one of 4 major factories in Britain in 4 different cities in front of which demonstrations are taking place, a movement that is coordinated with unions in other countries, including Denmark, the Netherlands and France.
He said that today's stand is part of the escalation of protests in Britain to condemn the government's position as well as the opposition's position rejecting the ceasefire in the Gaza Strip at the present time.
Source : Al Jazeera