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Photos: Police stops Starbucks protest in Kerala

Dozens of pro-Palestinian activists joined the Fraternity Movement demonstration outside the Kozhikode Beach outlet of Starbucks in response to an FIR against six of its members for sticking boycott posters on the property.

Police blocked the protesters from marching towards the coffee giant’s outlet.

Kerala Police arrested six student activists for sticking pro-Palestine boycott posters on the Starbucks outlet near Kozhikode beach. The students of Farook College in Kozhikode district were released on station bail after producing two sureties.

Police booked the students under several charges including instigation for riots.

The students are accused of allegedly sticking “Free Palestine” and “Caution Contents May Fund Genocide” posters on the glass door of the Starbucks store.

Fraternity Movement Kerala leaders spoke at the demonstration, calling for people to boycott all brands that support the genocidal war on Gaza by Israel.

Shaheen Abdulla
Shaheen Abdulla
Shaheen Abdulla, an award-winning journalist, is the Deputy Editor of Maktoob.
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