Thousands to protest against Pharrell Williams and Woolworths

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US singer Pharrell Williams (R) performs on the Stravinski Hall stage at the 48th Montreux Jazz Festival, in Montreux, Switzerland, 07 July 2014.

CAPE TOWN - Thousands of protestors are expected at the Grand West Casino in Cape Town on Monday night ahead of the Pharrell Williams concert.

Members of pro-Palestinian group Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) have been involved in a year-long dispute with Woolworths.

They have demanded that  Woolworths refrain from stocking Israeli products and have promised to demonstrate against the singer&39;s partnership with the retail group.

On Friday, BDS won a morale-boosting victory when the Western Cape High Court reversed the City of Cape Town&39;s restriction on the number of protesters allowed at the Pharrell Williams concert.

The court found the restriction to be unconstitutional, and gave the go-ahead for 16,000 people to protest until 4pm.

The City of Cape Town was ordered to pay all legal costs.

In a press statement, BDS said they expected Pharrell Williams to face “the largest protest any artist would have faced since the end of Apartheid”.