More than 20 people have taken part in a peaceful protest at a Powys factory.

Two drummers accompanied the protesters with banners, placards and Palestinian flags to march to Teledyne Labtech Ltd in Presteigne on the afternoon of Wednesday, March 6.

One of the protesters, Angie Zelter, took a letter signed by 21 people and handed it to guards at the main gate, which was locked.

“We are a group of local people who are concerned about what is going on inside the factory,” she said.

“We wrote in December asking for a meeting to discuss our concerns and find out if it is true that components for Israeli weapons are really being made inside. But having received no answer we are now at the gates asking to meet with the manager in an open and respectful manner.

“We are willing to meet at a place and time they decide. But we will return with larger and larger numbers until we have a reasonable reply.”

In December 2022, the factory in Presteigne’s Broadaxe Business Park was broken into by four Palestine activists.

Activists in balaclavas smashed windows, daubed red paint on walls and drilled holes in the roof, causing hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of damage to the facility, which was closed for around three weeks following the attack.