A protest has been underway at a factory in Wrexham since early this morning. 

Palestine Action activists have scaled the roof of the Solvay Drone Materials Factory, as part of their ongoing campaign against the suppliers of Israeli drone manufacturer Elbit Systems Ltd.

The building has been sprayed with red paint.

The National Wales: The protest at Solvay's Wrexham site. Photo: Palestine ActionThe protest at Solvay's Wrexham site. Photo: Palestine Action

North Wales Police said: 

"Officers remain at the scene of a disturbance at a business on Wrexham Industrial Estate.

"A call received shortly after 7am this morning reported a group of individuals who had been sighted on the roof of a building.

"This situation remains ongoing and officers are attempting to speak with the individuals involved."

Solvay have released a statement on the protests: "Solvay is always keen to engage in a constructive dialogue with stakeholders but cannot tolerate any action group putting their lives in danger and damaging Solvay’s property and materials. 

"Solvay’s business practices strongly embed ethics and integrity. The Code of Business Integrity is the foundation for how we operate as a Group: Solvay observes and supports all laws and regulations governing the export and import of products, technologies, services, and information throughout the world.

"Solvay Wrexham is part of the global Solvay Composite Materials business. The site manufactures prepregs (fibres combined with resin) on multiple reinforcements as well as resin systems for infusion, resin transfer moulding systems, adhesives and potting compounds for the composites industry. Solvay Wrexham’s products are supplied to many industries including Aerospace, Motorsports and high-performance automotive. 

"Solvay is one of the world’s top three producers of composite materials. Solvay’s high performance composite materials are durable and lightweight, making them well suited for a diverse range of applications, including in both civilian and military aircraft. As part of a complex global supply chain for the aerospace industry, Solvay works primarily with contracting original equipment manufacturers who design, build and sell components and equipment."

This story will be updated when we have further information. 

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