Pro-Palestine protester smears weapons firm's London HQ in red paint and writes ... trends now
Members of a pro-Palestinian group this morning targeted the Foreign Office and a British weapons firm in central London and spray-painted messages calling for an end to the conflict with Israel in red paint as police arrested a man on suspicion of criminal damage.
Video footage shared by Palestine Action, a group which describes itself as 'the direct action network dismantling British complicity with Israeli apartheid' claimed responsibility and showed a protester wearing high vis spraying red paint onto aerospace firm Leonardo's HQ.
A man could be heard chanting: 'Stop the arms trade, end the struggle, free, free Palestine.'
The building's doors had been daubed in red paint, as had much of the ground in front of them. Messages scrawled on the building front included 'free Palestine' and 'terrorists'.
The activists targeted the firm, which is one of the Ministry of Defence's biggest suppliers of defence and security equipment, saying it had supplied Israel's fighter jets.
Two police officers detain a