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H&M stores trashed in South Africa in protest over 'racist' ad

H&M stores trashed in South Africa in protest over 'racist' ad

Key points: H&M removes hoodie after criticism over racist online advertisement

Black child model wore garment with slogan "coolest monkey in the jungle"

H&M became embroiled in a racism controversy after an advertisement showing a black child model wearing a hoodie that said "coolest monkey in the jungle" was posted to the clothing chain's website.

Social media users also reported protests at other stores in Johannesburg and Pretoria.

Police were called to the stores, with South African media reporting rubber bullets were used on demonstrators.

Source: www.abc.net.au
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