Activists protest outside Starbucks over ‘links to Israel’

BEIRUT: Young activists protested in the streets of Hamra, Beirut, Wednesday evening against Starbucks, a coffee shop they claim is supportive of Israel and Zionists. The protesters gathered in front of the coffee shop and raised Palestinian flags and banners condemning Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz. They called for boycotting US products because they were linked to Israel and demanded the coffeehouse chain be shut down. The activists also prevented anyone from entering the shop by cordoning off its surrounding “just like Israel put a siege on Gaza,” one of them said. They then scheduled another protest for Saturday against Israel”s siege on Gaza. The march will start from the cemetery of the Sabra and Shatila victims toward the Egyptian Embassy in Bir Hassam in Beirut. – The Daily Star

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