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Summer of Resistance action report - Thursday 24/05/2012

Smashy | 25.05.2012 12:37 | Smash EDO | Afghanistan | Anti-militarism | Palestine | London | South Coast | World

Smash EDO have called for three months of direct action to close down EDO MBM - From 1st May to 1st August 2012

Picket outside Brighton Magistrates Court
Picket outside Brighton Magistrates Court

Surprise demo outside EDO
Surprise demo outside EDO

Early Thursday morning a support picket was held outside Brighton Magistrates Court for the activist arrested under Section 5 of the Public Order Act at Smash EDO's Mayday demonstration (see

The activist had been given bail conditions at the police station not to enter Brighton and Hove. However, defending herself at court she managed to negotiate bail conditions that allowed her to demonstrate outside the EDO factory. Her trial has been set for October this year.

Later on Thursday afternoon activists made a trip up to the EDO factory for a surprise demo outside the gates. Sussex Police, getting increasingly stroppy after a month of daily demonstrations, briefly confiscated a megaphone under a noise byelaw, returning it after the demo.

The pathway leading to the EDO factory has been covered in anti-EDO graffiti. Workers at the factory have taken to arguing with the anonymous graffiti artists by adding their own pro-EDO graffiti.

This Sunday we are holding a fundraising BBQ at the Cowley Club (12 London Road Brighton), doors and bar from 1pm, food from 2pm. We will also be making some props for our 4th June Don't Attack Iran demo at the same time so feel free to come and join in...

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