Pro-Palestine activists have thrown blood red paint outside a London HQ of a company that they say does business with Israeli weapon manufacturers.
Palestine Action sprayed the paint over the building of London Metric – who they said rents property to Elbit Systems – in the early hours of this morning.
Police said they were alerted to people spraying paint on a building in Curzon Street, Mayfair, at around 6.30am this morning. Two women and a man were then arrested on suspicion of criminal damage.
Dramatic footage posted on Palestine Action’s social media shows officers gathered outside the building which is covered in red.
The paint can be seen sprayed all over the windows and doors of the building as well as up the tiled walls.
Workers clean the walls and entrance after the activist group Palestine Action splashed London Metric Property offices in Mayfair with red paint
The group wrote on X, formerly Twitter: ‘Palestine Action halts operations at London Metric – who rent property to Elbit Systems.
‘If you do business with Israeli weapons manufacturers, you should expect us. No more business as usual for genocide profiteers!’
A police spokesperson said: ‘At around 06.30hrs on Tuesday, 5 December, we responded to a report of criminal damage to a building on Curzon Street, Mayfair.
‘We were alerted to people spraying red paint, and officers arrived quickly on scene and arrested two women and a man on suspicion of criminal damage.’
The paint can be seen sprayed all over the windows and doors of the building as well as up the tiled walls
It comes after Pro-Palestinian activists smashed windows and daubed paint over a business they accused of renting land to an arms factor that sends weapons to the IDF last month.
The activists, three men in their late 20s and early 30s, as well as a 20-year-old woman, were being held on suspicion of causing criminal damage after the office building in Birmingham was vandalised at 7am on November 27.
Several windows were smashed and the doors covered in ‘blood red paint’ at Number 55 Colmore Row by protesters from Palestine Action.