Till jam protest at Woolworths

2015-09-03 06:00

Supporters of the ‘Boycott Woolworths’ campaign in Shelly Beach on Saturday.

Supporters of the ‘Boycott Woolworths’ campaign in Shelly Beach on Saturday.

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A GROUP of Young Communist League (YCL) members ambushed Woolworths Shelly Beach on Saturday morning in support of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement and the “Boycott Woolworths” campaign.

The global campaign is aimed at increasing economic and political pressure on Israel to comply with the goals by the movement - the end of Israeli occupation and colonisation of Palestinian land, total equality for Arab-Palestinian citizens of Israel, and respect for the right of return for Palestinian refugees.

The group entered Woolworths Shelly Beach as normal shoppers, filled their trolleys and then headed to the tills where they told cashiers they refuse to pay for items that are made in Israel.

Fortunately, the Woolworths manager and security personnel acted fast and asked them to leave.

YCL district deputy secretary Bheko Chiliza said its time that Woolworths does “the right thing.”

“We are trying to tell Woolworths it must not sell products that come from Israel because the profit that is derived from those products is being used to oppress Palestinians. National Coalition for Palestine (NC4P) said in a statement that the protest action took place all over South Africa,

Woolworths was contacted, but chose not to comment

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