A major retailer in Glasgow city centre has been forced to temporarily close to shoppers following a protest. 

Zara, on Buchanan Street, was targeted by a group of pro-Palestine protesters on Wednesday afternoon.

It comes after Zara unveiled an ad campaign called 'The Jacket', which featured statues wrapped in white in front of a scene of what could be likened to a house full of rubble. 

The ad also featured mannequins with missing limbs. 

Thousands of people claimed the images resembled photos of corpses in white cloth in Gaza.

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Following the complaints, Zara withdrew the campaign, saying it regretted the misunderstanding. 

Zara posted on social media: "After listening to comments regards the latest Zara atelier campaign 'The Jacket' we would like to share the following with our customers: 

"The campaign, that was conceived in July and photographed in September, presents a series of images of unfinished sculptures in a sculptor's studio and was created with the sole purpose of showcasing craft made garments in an artistic context. 

"Unfortunately, some customers felt offended by these images, which have now been removed, and saw in them something far from what was intended when they were created. 

"Zara regrets that misunderstanding and we reaffirm our deep respect towards everyone."  

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However, the group of pro-Palestine protesters in Glasgow has said the company's 'attempt' at an apology is 'not good enough'. 

One of the protesters, Nida Asif, told The Glasgow Times: "We're here following Zara's campaign for 'The Jacket'.

"Everyone in the world knows there is a genocide taking place right now, so who in their right mind would launch this campaign?

"Zara think they can remove the campaign and people will think it's alright and continue to come into their shop and it's not on. 

"People are getting killed and what Zara are doing is disgusting. 

"Children are clinging on to their families at night, it's just heartbreaking, and there's no way Zara haven't seen this all take place. 

"Enough is enough now." 

The group were heard chanting 'Zara, shame on you'. 

Police were present at the protest. 

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “We were made aware of a protest on Buchanan Street in Glasgow shortly after 11.05am on Wednesday, December 13.

“Officers are in attendance.”

Zara were also contacted for comment.