- Apple closed its retail stores in Hong Kong early on Monday following violent protests that erupted on Sunday evening, as The Wall Street Journal first reported.
- The closures come after police in Hong Kong used tear gas and rubber bullets on protesters after the Chinese government’s liaison office in the city had been vandalized.
- Other companies including EstÃ©e Lauder and Abercrombie & Fitch’s Hollister also dismissed employees early on Monday, according to the Journal.
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Apple closed its retail stores in Hong Kong early on Monday as pro-democracy protests throughout the city continued to intensify.
The early closures, which were first reported by The Wall Street Journal, come after protests taking place in Hong Kong on Sunday night turned violent, with police using tear gas and rubber bullets on the hundreds of thousands of demonstrators after the Chinese government’s liaison office in Hong Kong was vandalized. Following the march, a group of assailants were videotaped attacking subway passengers with batons and other weapons.Â See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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