Tromsø – Marked: “Ignore Genocide”

Tromsø – Marked: “Ignore Genocide”

On Monday night, McDonald's and Burger King in Storkata in central Tromsø were both tagged.

The message was clear: “Ignore the genocide,” a reference to McDonald's alleged ties to Israeli security forces after the burger chain's franchise in Israel offered discounts to soldiers in uniform.

Dispute over waiver

As Dagbladet previously noted, McDonald's in Israel has provided more than 100,000 free meals to residents of the war-torn border areas of Gaza.

Still, it's unclear why activists attacked Burger King, which Nordlis writes was the first to mention the tag.

By Monday morning, the news had washed over both burger restaurants.

ON SITE: Police are investigating the tagging. Photo: Dagbladet.tipser

The police are registering a case

ON SITE: Police are investigating the tagging. Photo: Dagbladet.tipser
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Sharko Nejad, McDonald's Norway manager, tells the newspaper that they are still receiving reception in Tromsø, where they opened their first restaurant last week.

– Let's not let an incident like this affect the joy of finally being in Tromsø. We are a local player who cares about running the local restaurants we have, and we do it with a long-term perspective and a desire to be a good neighbor, says Nejad.

It was not possible for Dagbladet to get a comment from the Troms police district, but operations manager Morten Augensen confirmed to the local newspaper in Tromsø that they have opened a case on the matter.

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