By Sarah Keane • 25 October 2020 • 16:30
MAN visits Tesco in just underpants to protest ‘non-essential’ item sale ban
Christopher Noden stripped down to his boxer shorts and visited his local Tesco in Wales in protest against the new controversial firebreaker shopping rules, which bans stores from selling ‘non-essential’ items.
Christopher, from Newport, questions who decides which items are deemed essential, pointing out that “everything is essential in some way”. This comes after a petition calling for an end to the restriction has attracted more than 24,000 signatures.
Christopher said he decided to visit Tesco in Spytty Retail Park on Saturday, October 24 to protest against the measures.
“What if I ran out of boxers and socks? I couldn’t have bought any boxers or socks because it’s non-essential,” the protestor said on Facebook.
Christopher said he did not expect to be allowed into the supermarket, and left after he was asked to do so by security.
“Our intention wasn’t to go and to push past them or anything silly,” he said.
“It was just to let people know that it is possible to get a reaction from them and to get the point across that clothes are essential there.”
What is ‘essential’ shopping and who decides? Have your say here.
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Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.
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