Jihad Against Chocolate/thanks to Gramfan, Tim, and everyone who sent this in:
Prelude to Kristallnacht
POLICE officers were injured and protesters arrested during an anti-Israel rally outside a chocolate store in inner Melbourne.
Police say the rally turned violent when the group of more than 100 protesters refused to move from outside the Max Brenner store about 7pm (AEST) today.
Students for Palestine claims the company supplies chocolates for the ration packs of Israeli soldiers.
“We’re here because Max Brenner is 100 per cent owned by the Strauss Group, who supports the Israeli army, specifically the Golani and GivatiÂ brigades which are responsible for human rights violations and war crimes,” said Jennine Abdul Khalik, spokesperson for the Students for Justice in Palestine group at UTS.
(Students for Palestine is a terrorist organization. MaxÂ BrennerÂ chocolates are totally yummy and we all support the IDF….)
Protester Vashti Kenway says the group was trying to encourage customers to boycott the store.
“We were just standing out the front (of the store), we were linking arms … police basically surrounded the protesters and charged,” Ms Kenway said.
Three police officers sustained minor injuries during the rally.
A police spokesman says protesters verbally abused customers outside the same store during a rally in April, but no arrests were made on that occasion.
Max Brenner could not be reached for comment late today.