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  8/14/2011, Av 14, 5771

Hundreds Protest in Ashkelon, Call for Boycott


One of the many Saturday night protests across the country occurred in the southern city of Ashkelon. The organizers of the protest called for a one-week boycott of Strauss products, an Israeli manufacturer of cheese and other dairy products. Protest organizers said that the company lowered the price of cottage cheese but raised the prices on other products. They said they wanted to attract attention and plan to boycott another company the following week until what they described as fair prices were achieved.