Protestors have ransacked H&M stores in South Africa amid continued anger over a “racist” promotional image on the retailer’s website.
The demonstrations were organised by the radical Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) opposition party after the clothing chain issued a picture of a black child modelling a hoodie with the slogan “coolest monkey in the jungle”.
Police used rubber bullets to disperse a mob from one of six shops targeted in Johannesburg and elsewhere in Gauteng province on Saturday.
Videos on social media showed demonstrators singing songs and waving placards as they walked through one store, while clothes were pictured scattered across the floor of another.
“Several incidents of protests at H&M stores