Police are investigating after protesters sprayed a £35 million York housing development with red paint this morning (Monday).
The activists, representing an organisation called Palestine Action, used a fire extinguisher to cover the entrance to the Hudson Quarter at Toft Green, with the paint.
They videoed the action themselves – and North Yorkshire Police said their actions were also caught on CCTV at 4.24am.
A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “Police are investigating criminal damage which occurred on a building located at Toft Green in the Hudson Quarter of York.
“The footage shows four men, two dressed in black and two dressed in orange suits, spray paint graffiti on the side of a building.”
Palestine Action says they were targeting one of the groups linked to the Hudson Quarter homes and office development – JLL.
Palestine Action alleged that JLL, through a subsidiary company LaSalle Investment Management, provides office space for the Israel-based defence electronics company Elbit Systems.
They also daubed ‘Shut Elbit Down’ in red paint on the path leading up to the entrance.
A JLL spokesperson for said today: “We are aware of the incident that occurred at the Hudson Quarter in York on September 27. This incident has been referred to the police and we cannot comment any further.”
The Hudson Quarter comprises three blocks of apartments, and one of Grade A office space.
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