Ahava shop demo lead to arrest

An anti-Israel protester was arrested following a demonstration outside the London branch of Israeli cosmetics shop, Ahava.

The 51-year-old man was arrested for allegedly blocking pro-Israel campaigner Richard Millett from filming, but was released without charge.

Mr Millett had been using a hand-held camera to film a Palestine Solidarity Campaign protest outside the Covent Garden shop last Wednesday evening.

Mr Millett said: "The PSC campaigner approached and tried to stop me taking footage of the protest. Then the campaigner inexplicably threatened to knock the camera out of my hands."

Protesters demonstrate outside Ahava every other weekend, claiming it mislabels its products "Made in Israel" when they are made in Mitzpe Shalem, an Israeli settlement on the West Bank.

    Last updated: 3:05pm, December 29 2010