Claims for an injury sustained in a political protest could be the subject of a claim with the assistance of Stafford ‘no win, no fee’ lawyers
The town of Stafford is located in the Staffordshire county of England and this county was the site of a police stand-off with members of the London Palestine Action Group after they secured themselves to the roof a factory which makes drone engines for the military. The manufacturer, UAV Engines, is a subsidiary company of Elbit Systems which is an Israel drone manufacturer and the members of the political group claim that the machines manufactured at UAV Engines factory are used in military attacks in Gaza.
There were around 12 activists taking part in the protest who climbed to the roof of the factory and chained the gates shut in the morning. They pitched tents on the roof and said that they would stay there as longs as it takes to stop UAV Engines from making and shipping machines to Israel that are used against Palestinians.
The official comment from the London Palestine Action Group has said that the UAV Engines factory should be permanently closed and that there should be an end to all cooperation and military trade with Israel. Members of the group also draped Palestinian flags and banners with anti-war slogans on the building to help increase publicity for their protest. UAV Engines Limited has yet to respond to the protest.
Police were called to the factory and made entry into the site using bolt cutters and an industrial cherry picker to get to the roof. They have spoken to the protestors from the group and said that they have enough supplies to last up to a week. The area round the factory has been cordoned off by police but people from the surrounding area have still come to the site to show their support for the protestors cause.
Protests regarding the conflict in Gaza have been occurring all across the UK this week with vigils held in Barnstaple, Dudley and Lancaster. Also, there was a protest in Belfast outside the BBC building that received a visit from hip hop group, Public Enemy, who have a history of taking strong political stances.
If you have been injured during a political protest then you could make a claim with the assistance of Stafford ‘no win, no fee’ lawyers from Accident Advice Helpline.
Stafford ‘no win, no fee’ lawyers can assist with a claim for an injury received during a political protest
Accident Advice Helpline can assist you to make a claim in Stafford, contact them by calling their phone number 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: 17th October 2014
Author: David Brown