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Barclays: Don't Bank on Apartheid - Day of Action


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Take action at a high street Barclays branch near you: demand the bank sever its financial ties to companies supplying Israel with weapons and military technology used to assault Palestinians. 

In 2023, Israel has continued its brutal militarised attacks on Palestinians. Hundreds of Palestinians have been killed in military invasions, assassinations and bombing campaigns. These attacks are a feature of Israel’s system of military occupation and apartheid against Palestinians. 

Israel’s violence is made possible because of its trade in arms with countries around the world, including the UK, and the complicity of companies and banks that continue to aid Israel’s violence – including Barclays. 

Our research has uncovered that Barclays invests over £1billion+ in arms companies supplying Israel. This includes Boeing, who produce the Apache attack helicopter which Israel has used to fire missiles at Palestinians during attacks on Jenin refugee camp, and Elbit Systems, which produces armoured drones used to brutalise Palestinians, including its repeated bombardments of the besieged Gaza Strip. 

Palestinians continue to stand firm and defend their communities against Israel’s violence. They have called on us to take action in solidarity with their struggle, including through pressuring financial institutions, like Barclays bank, to divest from companies facilitating the violence they face.  

On 23 September 2023, take action in solidarity with Palestinians resisting Israel’s violence to demand Barclays #StopBankingOnApartheid.  

List of actions:

Saturday 23 September 2023:

Birmingham: Barclays, 79-84 High St, Birmingham B4 7TE, 11.30am-1pm

Bolton: Barclays, Town Centre, 11am-12noon

Brighton: Barclays, 139/142 North Street, BN1 1RU, 12 noon-1.30pm 

Bristol: Barclays, at the Podium in the middle of Broadmead Shopping Centre, BS1 3EA, 12noon-2pm

Cardiff: Barclays, Working Street, 11am-1pm 

Coventry: Barclays Bank, High Street, 12 noon-2pm 

Edinburgh: Corner of Princes Street/North Castle Street, 11am

Harrow: Barclays Bank, 355 Station Road, Harrow HA1 2AW, 11am-1pm

Hastings: Barclays, 207-208 Queens Rd, Hastings TN34 1QP, 12noon-2pm

Hereford: Barclays, Broad Street, HR4 9BH, 11am

Hull: Barclays Bank, Victoria Square, Hull, 11am-1pm

London, Ilford: Barclays Bank, High Road Ilford, IG1 1DE, 10am-1pm

London, Kingsbury: Barclays Bank, 505-507 Kingsbury Road, Kingsbury, London NW9 9EG, 11am-1pm

London, Waltham Forest: Meet for publicity photos at Waltham Forest Town Hall, Forest Rd, E17 4JF at 11am. From there we will walk to Barclays Bank, Hoe St, E17 9QE, where we will protest from 12.00-1pm.

London, Willesden Green: Barclays Bank, 5 High Road (junction with Warm Lane), Willesden Green, London NW10 2TE, 11am-1pm

Manchester: Picadilly Gardens, 12 noon 

Newcastle: Barclays, Northumberland Street, 11am-12.30pm

Newport: Barclays Bank, 14 Commercial Street, NP20 1HE, 11am-1pm

Nottingham: Barclays Bank, High Street, NG1 2EN, 12noon

Oxford: Barclays Bank, 54 Cornmarket St, Oxford OX1 3HB, 11am-1pm

Plymouth: Barclays Bank, Armada Way, Plymouth PL1 1LA, 11am-1pm

Portsmouth: Barclays Bank, Commercial Road, PO1 1BT, 2pm-4pm

Reading, Barclays, 90-93 Broad St, Reading RG1 2AP, 12 noon-2pm 

Sheffield: City Centre, 12 noon 

Shrewsbury: Barclays Bank,  44/46 Castle Street, SY1 2BU, 11am-1pm 

Southampton: 67B Above Bar St, Southampton SO14 7DZ, 11am-12.45pm

Tunbridge Wells: Barclays Bank, 8 Calverley Rd , TN1 2TB, 10am-1pm 

Worthing and Adur: Barclays Bank, 1 Chapel Road, Worthing, BN11 1EX, 12 noon-1.15pm 

Sunday 24th September:

London, Brockwell Park: Herne Hill Gates, London, SE24 9AA, 1.30-3pm

Saturday 30th September

Leeds: Barclays, Albion Street, LS1 5LD, 10.30am-2pm