France: Police clear supermarket after TV price error


Police cleared a supermarket in France after customers refused to leave when they were denied a deal on televisions. Géant Casino in the southern city of Montpellier accidentally priced TVs at €30.99 instead of €399 on Wednesday.

However the supermarket refused to honour the bargain price. The customers then blocked the checkout demanding that they be allowed to purchase the television sets. Dozens of police officers were called in to help clear the store. According to French media, when customers arrived at the checkouts, staff told them they could not buy the television sets for the price advertised.

Customers then became angry and refused to leave the store unless they could purchase the televisions. Jean-Christophe, who works inside the shopping mall, told Midi Libre: “We are located right across from the Géant Casino checkout lines. I saw a lot of police and a crowd of people. ” He added that some people had four or five televisions in their shopping trolley. Images and video posted to social media shows customers at the checkouts refusing to leave.(bbc)…[+]