Arround fifty police attempted to intimidate demonstrators by fanning out across the road opposite the factory. Two senior officers were present including Inspector Parr, kitted out with clipboard and megaphone. The police seemed to have been considering dispersing demonstrators but were deterred by the size and defiance of the demonstration.
Paul Hills, Managing Director of EDO MBM, stood outside the factory watching throughout.
Sarah Johnson, press spokesperson for Smash EDO, said 'The weapons components
they make at EDO in Brighton create a real life horror story for millions
of people when families are torn apart. Our demonstration proved again to the arms dealers that their murderous trade is not welcome here or anywhere else.