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German supermarket made a point about immigration by removing foreign food from its shelves

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A German supermarket removed all foreign food from its shelves this week to make a point about racism and the importance of diversity.

Edeka is one of the biggest supermarket chains in Germany. A branch of the chain in Hamburg replaced all its imported products with signs reading:

“So empty a shelf without foreigners,”

“This shelf is pretty boring without diversity,”

“Our selection knows borders today.”

An Edeka spokesperson said the move was part of a campaign against xenophobia, and the company is expected to expand it to other supermarket branches across the country in the coming weeks.

Federal elections begin in Germany next month and immigration is set to be high on the agenda.

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