Supermarket giant Sainsbury’s in Whitechapel, East London was forced to shut up shop after protestors from the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement blocked the entrance on Saturday.
Protesters demanded Sainsbury’s stop stocking and selling products made by companies with interests in Israel and settlement territory in Palestine. Security guards rolled down the shutters and declared the store closed after demonstrators entered the shop, attempting to put stickers on Israel-derived goods on the shelves.
Tesco, the UK’s largest supermarket chain, announced this week that it was to stop sales of its only West Bank-sourced product, dates.
BDS protests against Israeli goods in Whitechapel, East London