by KURT ZINDULKA at breitbart.com
Anti-Israel activists shut down Christmas shopping on Oxford Street in London on Saturday and blockaded stores supposedly for supporting Israel’s war against Islamist Hamas terrorists in Gaza.
Oxford Street, Britain’s most famous shopping street was blocked off by around 1,000 pro-Palestinian protesters on what is expected to be the busiest shopping day of the year, the day before Christmas Eve.
Blocking off entrances to stores, activists were heard demanding that Christmas shoppers boycott “Israeli-linked” brands. According to GB News, leaflets given out by protesters said: “No Christmas as usual in a genocide. The UK is complicit. Don’t fund genocide in Palestine. Boycott Israel.”
Storefronts for major brands including Omega, Italian leather goods company Furla, and the Spanish fashion brand Zara were all forced to close down during the protest.
“Zara, Zara, you can’t hide, stop supporting genocide,” the activists reportedly chanted in apparent response to an advertising campaign earlier this month that drew controversy for supposedly using similar imagery from the war in Gaza, a charge the firm denied, stating that the ads were developed prior to the October 7th Hamas terror attacks on Israel.
“While you’re shopping, bombs are dropping,” they reportedly chanted.