Published On: Wed, Dec 31st, 2014 on 3:36 pm

Bradford McDonald’s protesters reach 150-day milestone

Bradford McDonalds Protest

EXCLUSIVE: Pro-Palestinian protesters campaigning outside McDonald’s in Bradford have reached a 150-day milestone.

Dozens have been gathering on a daily basis outside the eatery on Thornbury Road to “educate people about companies that support, fund or trade with Israel”.

Spokesperson for the protesters, Faisal Mohammed, said: “In 150 days, we’ve seen a minimum of 4,000 people turn away. A lot of regulars who used to come don’t come anymore and we’re seeing mainly new faces.

“It feels good to have got to this stage. We came together as individuals who barely knew each other but now it has progressed a lot more.

“We can’t see any breaks coming to the train of the boycott campaign and I can only see it bigger.”

The Yorkshire Standard first broke a story in November when the protesters reached their 100-day milestone.

Protesters claimed over “3,000 people” turned away from the eatery after they talked to them.

A spokesperson from McDonald’s said: “We respect the right to protest outside our restaurants, but we ask that this is carried out peacefully and is not disruptive to our customers and employees.

“The safety and security of our customers and employees is our top priority and we will continue to work with the local police and community to ensure that any protests are conducted in a safe and peaceful manner.”

Local police have been monitoring the protests.

About the Author

Hasan Faridi

- Hasan is the founder and editor-in chief of the Yorkshire Standard. A BA Hons graduate from the University of Huddersfield, he has over four years of experience in newspapers, magazines and radio.

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