Published On: Thu, May 28th, 2015 on 3:04 pm

Pro-Palestine campaigners to reach 300-day boycott of McDonald’s

EXCLUSIVE: Campaigners protesting outside McDonald’s in Bradford are to host a BBQ as they celebrate a 300-day milestone tomorrow.

Bradford McDonalds Protest

Campaigners started off as a small group.

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

For the 300th day tomorrow, protesters will be having a BBQ outside the premises, with food and cake along with special guests.

The Yorkshire Standard first broke the story in November when the protesters, who go under the name of Passion 4 Palestine, reached their 100-day milestone.

“We may not be the mainstream media, but we can all be a stream of media.”

Faisal Mohammed, a spokesperson for Passion 4 Palestine, said: “It has been a very successful awareness campaign. We’ve managed to turn away well over 3,200 cars that we’ve spoken to.

“We are all consumers at the end of the day and we all have the right to know where our money is going. We give out information and people can make their own decision.

“We may not be the mainstream media, but we can all be a stream of media.”

Bradford McDonalds Protest

Campaigners are part of Passion 4 Palestine.

When McDonald’s was first contacted about the protest, a spokesperson 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.”

Police have been monitoring the protests ever since they began.

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