A GROUP of people staged a protest outside Barclays Bank in Skipton calling on the company to 'stop investing in companies producing drones and bombs being used to destroy Gaza'.

Members of Three Peaks for Palestine said they wanted to raise awareness of what Barclays was doing and hand-delivered a letter to the branch manager.

A spokesperson for Three Peaks for Palestine said: "We were alerting customers to the fact that Barclays have a stake of over £1 billion in such companies and are profiting from the current devastating attacks.

"Some of us decided to deliver a letter to the manager protesting that this defies the bank’s own commitment not to ‘participate in the condoning of human rights violations’ and asking the bank to put what pressure it can to divert the money elsewhere."

The protest is one of many that has taken place at Barclays branches, including in Blackburn, Bury, Oldham, Altrincham, Manchester, Stockport, and Rochdale.

Barclays told the Craven Herald it did not wish to comment.