Shops hit in ‘racist’ ad riot

The Advertiser - - WORLD -

RIOT po­lice have fired rub­ber bul­lets at protesters as they van­dalised a string of H&M stores in South Africa and or­dered the Swedish brand to stop trad­ing.

Vi­o­lence spilled over in at least four malls. Man­nequins and rails of clothes were sent fly­ing and tram­pled on by ac­tivists as they stormed shops in Jo­han­nes­burg and de­manded the re­tailer shut its doors.

H&M was forced to apol­o­gise and or­der a mass stock with­drawal amid out­rage over its advertisement de­pict­ing a black boy in a hoodie em­bla­zoned with “coolest mon­key in the jun­gle”.

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