Pro-Palestinian protesters block entrance at military electronics factory

The protest took place outside Thales in Glasgow early on Wednesday.

Pro-Palestinian protesters block entrance at Thales military electronics factory in Glasgow Supplied

Pro-Palestinian protesters have blockaded a defence and security company as they call for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.

More than 100 people blocked entrances to the Thales factory in Glasgow on Wednesday, demanding the company to end links with Israel.

They are also urging the UK Government to ban exports to Israel.

They are demanding that Thales cuts its contract with the company and the UK bans exports to Israel.

Activists have staged a blockade outside the Thales factory in Glasgow@_schal

The protest comes after a demonstration outside Thales last month which saw four people arrested and six police officers injured.

Katy, who works at a Scottish university, was one of those demonstrating on Wednesday.

The 28-year-old, who did not wish to give her surname, said: “In Palestine, homes, hospitals, mosques, churches, schools and universities have been wilfully destroyed by Israel through relentless aerial bombardments.

“Today people are here to hit the companies who are profiting from the genocide, because they cannot stand by whilst people in Palestine suffer uncountable horrors and humiliation.

“We are bringing Scottish solidarity to the people of Palestine.”

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 4.55am on Wednesday, police were called to a report of a demonstration at a business premises on Linthouse Road, Govan, Glasgow.

“Officers remain at the scene.”

Thales and the UK Government have been approached for comment.

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