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Palestine Action activist found not guilty of ‘possessing articles to commit criminal damage’

A JURY has unanimously acquitted a Palestine supporter who was charged with “possessing articles to commit criminal damage” — eggs filled with red paint and ketchup.

Blyth Brenthall, a Palestine Action activist, admitted intending to throw the eggs at the former offices in London of Israeli-owned UK arms manufacturer Elbit Systems.

She was found not guilty at Wood Green Crown Court in London after a two-day hearing and one hour’s deliberation by the jury.

Speaking after her acquittal, she said: “I would have been very disappointed if people did not see that such a small attempt at direct action was deserving of punishment in contrast to the genocide being committed right now.

“Everyone should consider joining Palestine Action if they wish to help end the atrocities taking place by taking action from within the UK.”

Elbit quit its offices in Kingsway in London two years ago after repeated attacks by Palestine Action activists.


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