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Protesters blockade BAE manufacturer in Bristol over arms to Turkey

A BRITISH arms manufacturing complex was blockaded today in protest against the selling of weapons to Turkey.

Demonstrators chained themselves together and blocked the entrance to the complex housing weapons manufacturer BAE Filton in Bristol.

The protest came as Turkey attacked Kurdish forces in Syria, where the Kurds have defeated Isis terrorists.

Turkey exploited the departure of US troops to mount its attack, raising fears of ethnic cleansing and genocide against the Kurdish people.

At the blockade in Bristol a tailback of BAE employees and others attempting to enter the site built up.

Police attended but there were no arrests.

The protesters held up banners saying “Fight Fascism, support Rojava,” the Kurdish region of Syria.

Another banner read “Remember Anna — keep fighting,” in reference to Anna Campbell, who travelled from Bristol in 2017 to join the Women’s Protection Units fighting a revolution in the autonomous area of Rojava. 

Ms Campbell was killed by a Turkish air strike in northern Syria in March last year.

Kurdistan Solidarity Campaign co-secretary Rosa Gilbert said: “Friends and comrades of Anna Campbell have demonstrated that her resistance lives on by undertaking direct action today against the British-Turkish military industrial complex.

“We must strike at the heart of Turkey’s international support to stop this bloody war.”


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