Cape Town: Pro-Palestinian Group & Woolies to Meet by Nomsa Mdhluli

A group of pro-Palestine demonstrators have gathered outside of Woolworths in Cape Town’s CBD on 26 November 2014. Picture: Regan Thaw/EWN
Picture: Regan Thaw/EWN

A pro-Palestine NGO and Woolworths are expected to meet within the next two weeks to resolve their differences over the retail giant doing business with Israeli companies.

Demonstrators staged a protest outside Woolworths’ Cape Town head offices on Wednesday where the company was holding its Annual General Meeting (AGM). Demonstrators are part of the National Coalition for Palestine (NC4P), which is spearheading a campaign calling on the retail giant to stop trading with Israeli companies. As a demonstrator read out the names of Palestinians killed in fighting to Israeli forces, others spontaneously shouted ‘Woolworths supports genocide’.

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