Man charged after Birmingham Tesco protest

A Tesco spokesman said there was some minimal damage to a few goods inside. A Tesco spokesman said there was some minimal damage to a few goods inside.

A man has appeared in court after a pro-Palestinian protest against a supermarket stocking products from Israel.

Police said 100 people attended a demonstration outside Tesco in Hodge Hill, east Birmingham, on Saturday.

They said some people threw stock inside the store.

Naveed Zafar, 35, of Naseby Road, Alum Rock, faces two counts of assault, three of assaulting a police officer and one of obstructing an officer.

'Minimal damage'
West Midlands Police said about 100 people attended the demonstration at Tesco in Hodge Hill on Saturday. About 100 people attended the protest outside Tesco in Birmingham

He was released on bail until 3 November.

Naeem Malik, chairman of the West Midlands Palestine Solidarity Campaign, who attended the protest, said: "In large the protest was actually very peaceful."

A Tesco spokesman said the demonstration mainly took place outside the store.

He said: "There was some minimal damage to a few goods inside - police were on the scene and the store reopened after being closed for just a few minutes."

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