As this new footage shows, one of their targets was a shoe shop called Children of the Revolution, and with a name like that one or two at least of the lefty ferals possibly thought that after a quiet word Naot, the Israeli brand stocked, would soon be booted out.
Just look at the bunch of bullies, in this new footage of the group's antics; if you don't want to sit through the entire eight minutes of manic preaching and screeching you'll be relieved to know that Children of the Revolution is their first port of call:
But the name of the "amazing" shop, one of a pair (the other is in Sydney) is derived from the health-conscious premise that "We’re committed to providing shoes that are good for your body and look great".
As reported here, American-born owner Sally McGregor, with 25 years as a practising podiatrist under her belt, knows a great footwear product when she sees one; after all, the brand in question is well-known for its orthopaedic sole.
So when the BDSers marched in she stood her ground and refused to be trampled over.
As a result of her stance they occupied her shop until given their marching orders by the Aussie equivalents of Mr Plod, and spent almost three hours outside.
The Israel-hating ferals have vowed to return to her premises every weekend, but the feisty and principled Ms McGregor is standing firm.
"I am really scared that they will return and damage my business but I will not be told what I should or should not stock," she has declared.
Good on yah, Ms McGregor! As Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) president Danny Lamm observes:
"It is outrageous that a gang of Justice for Palestine protesters invaded a shop, tried to dictate to the owner what products she may or may not sell, and then bullied the owner with threats of further harassment. These mafia-style tactics have no place in contemporary Australia. The shop owner deserves our admiration and every support for refusing to be stood over."Indeed. When we're next in Brisbane or Sydney we must all hotfoot it straight to Children of the Revolution. (I just hope Ms McGregor stocks my not-too-dainty size.)
And good on federal parliamentarian Bernie Ripoll, Labor member for the Queensland seat of Oxley, who once again demonstrated his contempt for the BDS movement by stating that the protesters' latest stunt
"offended every fibre in my body .... These people are extremists.... The overwhelming majority of Australians who believe in tolerance and a fair go will no doubt be dubious about the tactics of these extremists."