- Title: Hong Kong businesses coping with chaos although profits 'decreased by half'
- Date: 19th October 2019
- Summary: HONG KONG, CHINA (OCTOBER 19, 2019) (REUTERS) ANTI-POLICE GRAFFITI OUTSIDE PRINCE EDWARD MTR STATION PEDESTRIANS TRAFFIC MTR STATION SIGN WITH GRAFFITI PEDESTRIANS WAITING AT TRAFFIC LIGHT VARIOUS OF VANDALISED TRAFFIC LIGHT PHARMACY EXTERIOR NEWSPAPER STAND PHARMACY EMPLOYEE, MR K., WALKING OUT OF PHARMACY (SOUNDBITE) (Cantonese) PHARMACY EMPLOYEE, MR K., SAYING: "Yes, I have seen police arresting protesters and dragging them away, but we are not frightened so long as they (the police) don't fire teargas."
- Embargoed: 2nd November 2019 05:33
- Keywords: Hong Kong China businesses shops protest demonstration
- Location: HONG KONG, CHINA
- City: HONG KONG, CHINA
- Country: Hong Kong
- Topics: Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA001B1RGG1Z
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Businesses in Hong Kong's bustling district in Prince Edward on Saturday (October 19) said they are getting by even though recently, they face the ramifications of the weekend protests, police crackdown and tear gas.
A juice shop, who was willing to speak to Reuters on Saturday, said they have been able to cope with the frequent chaos over the past weeks on Hong Kong's Kowloon Island although profits have 'decreased by half'.
Following a week of relative calm, Sunday's march will test the strength of the pro-democracy movement. Campaigners vowed it would go ahead despite police ruling the rally illegal.
In the past, thousands of people have defied police and staged mass rallies without permission, often peaceful at the start but becoming violent at night.
(Production: Fabian Hamacher, Joyce Zhou, Juarawee Kittisilpa)
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