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Starbucks latest brand to face backlash of protesters

Posted On: Oct. 2, 2019 6:12 AM CST

Hong Kong Starbucks

U.S.-based coffeehouse chain Starbucks is the latest brand to face the backlash of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters after a family member of the restaurant chain that owns the local franchise spoke out against the demonstrators, Asia Times reports citing Agence France-Presse. Other brands that have been targeted for taking sides in the protests include Hong Kong-based airline Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd., Japanese restaurant chains Yoshinoya Holdings Co. and Genki Sushi Co. Ltd., as well as Bank of China Ltd.

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