FOOTAGE has shown police clashing with pro-Palestine protesters at a demonstration in Glasgow on Wednesday morning.

We told how protesters had blockaded the Thales factory in Govan in a protest over arms sales to Israel.

Activists say parts manufactured on site have been sold to the Israeli army for use in Gaza, where more than 35,000 Palestinians have been killed since October 7.

Footage obtained by The National has shown police moving in on protesters, who were standing with banners calling for arms sales to be halted.

The group claims they, alongside others from across the globe, are enforcing an “arms embargo from below” in the face of “continued lack of action by the UK Government”.

A spokesperson for Police Scotland confirmed that officers arrived at the scene shortly after 5am.

The National: Protesters have been at the site since around 5am this morning. 

They said: "Around 5.05am on Wednesday, May 15 2024, police were called to a report of a demonstration within the grounds of a business premises on Linthouse Road, Govan, Glasgow. Officers are in attendance and a number of arrests have been made."

One of the protesters, Jamie, condemned Scotland's complicity in the UK's ties with Israel.

"Scotland is a huge part of the UK's bloody links to Israel. Our leaders in Holyrood and Westminster aren't taking action; in fact, they are actively contributing to these horrors," he said. 

"That's why we are doing the embargo ourselves, bringing Scottish solidarity to the people of Palestine who have suffered uncountable horrors and humiliation. 

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"All our eyes are on Rafah right now, but this horror did not start with Rafah - it's been decades of bloody occupation. 

"We can do our bit today to hit the profits of those who value money over human life and dignity."