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Wow—people apparently people still read Adbusters. A bunch of guys in black attacked Williamsburg's American Apparel late last week. They didn't do much damage—the store was business as usual by Friday, and skinny-panted locals looked entirely nonchalant as they slouched past the plywood-sheathed door and windows where militant hipster-haters and anti-consumerists busted glass, burned trash, and allegedly detonated smoke bombs.
The Village Voice seems to think the angry throng was incensed by losing American Apparel's best butt contest. And maybe they're right—why attack domestically produced, unbranded t-shirts when Dunkin Donuts, McDonald's, Starbucks, Subway, Rite-Aid, White Castle and Duane Reade are so very close to the scene? Whatever, nothing's going to keep Dov from shilling leggings to the people that wore 'em first and will probably never stop. And let that be a lesson.
· "Retail terrorists" Strike North 6th American Apparel [Free Williamsburg]
· American Apparel's Williamsburg Stronghold: Attacked! [The Village Voice]
· Communist Feminists Protest American Apparel [Racked NY]