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H&M stores in South Africa trashed by protesters after 'racist' ad

Johannesburg police forced to clear demonstrators angered by advertisement of black child with inscription ‘coolest monkey in the jungle’

South African police have cleared protesters who were trashing outlets of Swedish clothing giant H&M in Johannesburg over a controversial advertisement of a black child.

A photo on the company’s online website of a black boy wearing a green hoodie with the inscription “coolest monkey in the jungle” had triggered outrage on social media and among observers worldwide.

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