Sunday, November 28, 2010

Oslo mall shut down because of anti-Israel protesters

From Nyheter (Norway,) November 19th:
Oslo City [Mall] was closed for fifteen minutes this afternoon after protesters took action against Israeli products in the mall.

Socialist Youth and the Red Youth organized the demonstration. Over 100 young people blocked a booth inside the mall that sells cosmetic products, including Israel's Dead Sea products.

The protesters shouted slogans like "Boycott Israel" and "Free Palestine", they distributed leaflets and hung up banners inside the mall.

Some of the youths could not get into the center. They demonstrated outside the main entrance when the police blocked the entrances.

Police had to close the center to prevent trouble, and one person, according to SU-manager, has been arrested while he was sticking up stickers inside the center.

Eventually, protesters were removed by police and the center was reopened.

[Police described the action as an "illegal demonstration."]
The banners say "Occupation is not nice - Boycott Israel!" and "Shame on you!"

Notice that the protesters were not saying to boycott the "settlements" but to boycott Israel altogether.

(h/t Isak)