Benetton London store shut down

Protesters DUnited with Victims of BenettonOxford Street Flagship store lock on-locked their necks to the doors of Benetton’s Oxford Circus shop on the first anniversary of the collapse of the Rana Plaza in Bangladesh. Flyers that were being handed out to passers-by explained the protesters actions.

“One year ago today on 24 April 2013, Rana Plaza – a garment factory in Bangladesh – collapsed killing 1,134 people and injuring over 2,500,” it said. “Amongst the rubble, piles of Benetton labels were found, yet despite this, the Italian clothes company have refused to pay any compensation to the people killed and their families.”

Companies including Primark – which was supplied by New Wave Bottoms, a company based in the Rana Plaza building – have already begun remuneration payments to the survivors and families of the victims of the tragedy. The protest group estimated that $40 million would be an “adequate compensation” for Benetton to pay.

This is very easy to do. Just turn up before the shop opens with 2 d-locks (cost around £12 each); put one through the handles to lock the doors and then put another round your neck and the door.