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Drone activists charged over Shenstone factory protest

  • 7 August 2015
  • From the section England
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Image caption At the protest's height, more than 100 people gathered outside UAV Engines in Shenstone

Nineteen people arrested in connection with a protest at a factory that makes parts for drone aircraft have been charged with harassment.

UAV Engines in Shenstone, Staffordshire, is owned by Israeli arms manufacturer Elbit.

At the protest's height, on 6 July, more than 100 people were outside the Shenstone building.

The protesters are due before magistrates in Burton upon Trent on 28 August.

On the same day, Instro Precision in Broadstairs, Kent, which is also owned by Elbit, was targeted by protesters. There were no arrests.

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