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H&M stores trashed in protest over 'racist hoodie'

SOUTH AFRICA (Seipati Marishane/CNN) - Several H&M stores were vandalized during protests across the nation Saturday.

The protests were organized by the radical Economic Freedom Fighters' party, according to the BBC.

Video footage showed activists marching through a mall raising anti H&M signs and chanting. The footage ends with a shot of an H&M store ransacked, clothes racks toppled and displays destroyed.

H&M apologized Monday for using a black child to model a sweatshirt with a "coolest monkey in the jungle" slogan.

The company removed the offensive ad from its website after hundreds of social media users accused it of being racist.

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