Cops monitoring H&M protests at Gauteng malls

South Africa Party Storms H&M Stores Over Monkey Shirt Ad

South Africa Party Storms H&M Stores Over Monkey Shirt Ad

Eyewitness reports also indicated that EFF supporters had protested at the H&M Waterfront store.

To help further the "Marxist-Leninist tradition", a group of EFF socialists ransacked an H&M store in Gauteng, South Africa as a means of protest against an advertisement the worldwide clothing company ran that featured a small black child wearing a sweatshirt that said "Coolest Monkey the Hood".

This follows a racist advert in the United Kingdom.

Footage at the H&M store at Menlyn Park Shopping Centre in Pretoria was captured and shared across social media.

"Because we didn't see, we just saw now when we passed here, we saw the police in there, and the dolls are lying down, so we thought it was a robbery".

While nobody was arrested, police arrived and fired rubber bullets into the crowd scattering the protesters.

H&M clothing stores in South Africa have been trashed today in response to the "monkey in the jungle" hoodie controversy.

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Earlier this week, H&M apologized for a widely criticized ad, featuring a five-year-old black child model wearing a hoodie with the slogan "coolest monkey in the jungle".

"One of the reasons why we, as the Western Cape are supporting our national leadership in terms of this call, is that it is clear that the Western Cape is rife with racism".

"This image has now been removed from all H&M channels and we apologise to anyone this may have offended", the company said in a statement after social media uproar over the photo.

'We're deeply sorry that the picture was taken and we also regret the actual print.

The Deputy President of EFF took to Twitter to praise the group's members for "physically confronting racism". "All rational people should agree that the store should not be allowed to continue operating in South Africa".

They ended their protest around 2pm, leader of the protest, Hendswell Baloyi, saying that "as long as H&M opens their doors, we will be here".

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