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Anti-war protesters are charged

A protester is put into a police vehicle
The protest was organised by the Derry Anti-War Coalition

Five anti-war protesters arrested during a protest at the Londonderry offices of the US defence firm Raytheon have been charged.

The men, aged between 18 and 66, face a variety of charges including criminal damage, burglary, assaulting police and impersonating a police officer.

The protest was organised by the Derry Anti-War Coalition at Raytheon's Springtown plant on Monday afternoon.

It objected to the ongoing Israeli offensive in Gaza.

Nine women chained themselves together on the top floor of the building for a time.

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