Yesterday a group of 40-50 activists took part in a blockade and occupation of Carmel-Agrexco in Hayes, Middlesex, in solidarity with the 'Camp for Climate Action'.
Mr. Orr goes on to say that protesters were 'singing about Hamas'. This claim too is strenuously denied by the activists involved. Orr's comments are an attempt to smear campaigners. Those who attended the protest did so to highlight the damaging effects of air freighting of food and to show support for Palestinians who suffer under Israeli Occupation, and against the importation of produce from settlements in the illegally occupied West Bank.
The Camp For Climate Action has been the victim of repeated attempts to smear campaigners. This is because those who are responsible for the root causes of climate change want to distract attention from the real issues.
6 activists were arrested and released on police bail. No-one has yet been charged with any offence.
Notes to the Editor
Carmel-Agrexco is an Israeli company which air freights fresh produce into Britain and thereby contributes to climate change.
The action was part of a concerted campaign against the company and part of the growing movement for a boycott of Israeli apartheid. The action coincided with the Climate Camp and sought to highlight the damage done to the environment by air freighting of food by Agrexco and similar companies.