Wednesday the 4th of June 2008.
Members of the Manchester band traveled to Brighton
to play with London and Oxford Rhythms at the big
Smash EDO carnival.
The police were typicaly heavy handed as can be expected at
EDO events and one member of Manchester band
was pushed to the ground and had her expensive Hep
stolen by the Police. Otherwise
the day went well!
The campaign to close the EDO weapons components factory
has never been far from controversy.
The past five and a half years have seen violent confrontations
between protesters and police, court battles with the company
and large-scale demonstrations through the city's streets.
Protesters claim weapons components manufactured by the
EDO factory in Home Farm Road, Moulsecoomb, are used in planes
and missile systems to commit atrocities in Palestine and
elsewhere in the Middle East.