HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong restaurant owner Kelvin Chung has joined other small businesses in closing their doors to show solidarity with thousands of protesters who besieged the legislature Wednesday.
The 30-year-old said he felt obliged to join the strike because he cared about the future of Hong Kong. The protest forced the cancellation of debate on a contentious bill that would allow people to be extradited to mainland China.
Chung hung a sign outside the restaurant entrance reading, “Hoping to find a breath of freedom.”
He said the legislation is unlikely to have an impact on his restaurant, but that he felt obliged to strike because he cared about the future of Hong Kong.