Over the night from Friday to Saturday, several shops on the Feldstraat street in the city of Ghent were defaced with red paint and messages against the war in Gaza. “It concerns seven shops and buildings that were defaced,” said Bart de Koker, spokesman for the local Ghent police. “We have asked the city of Ghent to remove the graffiti.”
Activists raised slogans such as “Don't shop while the bombs are falling” and stated that the targeted companies were selling products that would finance the war in Gaza. latest news The Antifa Ghent Action Group reportedly distributed a perpetrator notice. “The genocide is funded by many international chains and stores that sell brands for Israel such as Nespresso, Snipes, Tommy Hilfiger, Fnac, Zara, H&M, J&D Sports, Inno, Foot locker, Kruidvat… and they benefit directly or indirectly.” Indirect to war,” activists say.
The letter continues: “We ask the Belgian state to be brave, just like South Africa, and to hold Israel accountable before the international court. We ask brands and stores to stop sponsoring the death of Palestinians.”
The Public Prosecutor's Office has launched a judicial investigation and will try to identify the perpetrators, the East Flanders Public Prosecutor's Office said. Local police are investigating who did the paint and slogans, and have prepared a vandalism report for each affected building.
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