Edinburgh Apple Store vandalized as protest moves through city

Edinburgh Apple Store with blue graffiti on the windows
(Image credit: Future)

The Apple Store in Edinburgh, Scotland, has been vandalized, possibly as part of a protest moving through the city. 

The store on Princes Street has seen its windows painted over with painted letters as seen in the images here. 

While the reason for the protest isn't confirmed, the store next door, a branch of Barclays Bank, was targeted for reported links to the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine as shared on X (formerly Twitter).

One bystander recorded the protest, alleging that the protestors had vandalized the store. You can see the video below.

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Protests ongoing

In recent months, other stores and chains on the same street have been targeted by protestors for support of Israel.

On Christmas day, protestors painted 'Gaza bleeds: Boycott' on the newly constructed Princes Street branch of Starbucks. While it's unclear if this latest protest and act of vandalism are linked, the location of the Apple Store may have made it part of the collateral damage from the Barclays Bank even if not a target by itself.

We'll update this story once we receive confirmation either way.

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Lloyd Coombes

Lloyd Coombes is a freelance writer with a specialism in Apple tech. From his first, hand-me-down iMac, he’s been working with Apple products for over a decade, and while he loves his iPhone and Mac, the iPad will always have his heart for reasons he still can’t quite fathom.

Since moving from blogging to writing professionally, Lloyd’s work can be found at TechRadar, Macworld, TechAdvisor and plenty more.

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