A group of protesters gathered outside a home in Monsey, this past Shabbos, objecting to a Jewish owner of a Verizon Ping Cellular Store which sells smartphones to Yidden.
On signs posted around town before Shabbos, people were asked to “go out and demonstrate for the sake of Shabbos, explaining, “many boys are mechallel Shabbos after they go off the derech, due to the smartphones that this man sells.”
A large crowd heeded the call, standing outside the owner’s house yelling “Shabbos!” while counter protesters shouted back. Police were on scene to ensure the activities did not get out of hand.
This protest was the second of its kind. The activists had previously protested outside the store itself just a few weeks earlier.