Hong Kong shops fortify facades as protest violence grows

As Hong Kong’s protest movement becomes increasingly violent, some shops are battening the hatches. Banks, retailers, restaurants and travel agents…

As Hong Kong’s protest movement becomes increasingly violent, some shops are battening the hatches. Banks, retailers, restaurants and travel agents with ties to mainland China or perceived pro-Beijing ownership have fortified their facades over apparent fear of further damage after protesters trashed businesses following a recent pro-democracy rally. Branches of state-owned Chinese banks across the city reinforced their glass fronts with walls of steel on Friday.

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