Anti-Israel activists belonging to the Irish éirígí political party storm an ASDA supermarket in Belfast yesterday, calling for a boycott of Israeli goods and removal of Israeli-linked products from the shelves.
The activists, whose party supports a British withdrawal from northern Ireland, team up with pro-Palestinian activists to hold a protest inside the West Belfast supermarket, holding up Palestinian flags and placards and chanting slogans such as “Boycott Israeli goods,” “Free, free Palestine,” and “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free.”
One placard, bearing the phrase “It’s not war, it’s genocide,” portrays Israel as the grim reaper, its bloody scythe hovering over a bombed-out Gaza.
Meanwhile, other activists, including children, storm the supermarket’s aisles, filling up their carts with Israel-related products and “destocking” the shelves.
éirígí releases a video of the event, along with a statement saying that “purchasing Israeli products provides support to the Israeli economy, which in turn lends support to the Israeli state and its murderous campaign against the Palestinian people.”