Folks angered by a “racist” advert for H&M have ransacked a few of the clothes chain’s shops in South Africa.
Protesters from the left-wing Financial Freedom Fighters (EFF) group focused six retailers in Gauteng province, police stated.
Video posted on social media confirmed racks of garments being pushed to the ground.
In a single location, rubber bullets have been fired to disperse demonstrators. Whereas officers are monitoring the scenario, they stated they’d not made any arrests up to now.
The controversy started when the chain issued a picture of a black youngster modelling a sweatshirt with the slogan “Coolest monkey within the jungle”.
In an apology on its native web site, H&M stated: “Our place is easy: we’ve got obtained this unsuitable and we’re deeply sorry.”
The corporate stated it had eliminated the picture from all its advertising.
However EEF spokesman Mbuyiseni Ndlozi was unimpressed. “The time of apologies for racism are over; there have to be penalties to anti-black racism, interval!” he tweeted.
Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku has additionally hit out on the advert, modifying the slogan to learn “Black Is Stunning”.