My First Demo

I’ve always kept away from demonstrations before, but I decided to give this one my support.

Our local supermarket has been charging too much for years. It’s part of a chain, but they manage to charge higher prices by using different names. So the prices in Supersal Deal in a neighbourhood not so far away are much lower than the prices in our Supersal Sheli.

The management give reasons for these differences, but it’s clear that the real reason is that our Supersal has no competition. Also the population of our neighbourhood includes a lot of old people, who are unable to travel far to buy food.

Several of them came to the demonstration.


So did groups of young people who shouted out the slogans.


Placards were displayed.


Someone stood outside the supermarket telling people not to go in, or to buy the bare minimum.


The Arab woman sold her wares as usual, unperturbed.


And Michael & Shimrit Greilsammer, a well-known duo, sang and played.


I hope Supersal agree to lower their prices.

By Miriam Drori

Author, editor, attempter of this thing called life. Social anxiety warrior. Cultivating a Fuji, edition 3, a poignant, humorous and uplifting tale, published with Ocelot Press, January 2023.

6 replies on “My First Demo”

It is interesting how supply, demand and increasing the profit margin takes complete domination, in some instances, over the obvious things like a lack of social consciousness.

I suppose if there’s no competition then people will continue to buy their stuff and they’ll continue to charge what they like. Sounds as if you all should set up a local cooperative.

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