CHINA: Protestors march over plans to restrict smoking in restaurants
Around 7,000 restaurant and bar owners and their employees took to the streets of Hong Kong yesterday, to protest over plans to make the city smoke-free. Protesters carrying banners and smoking cigarettes marched from Chater Garden to the Central Government Offices in Central. Tommy Cheung Yu-yan, a legislator representing the catering industry who helped organise the march, explained that many believed that the proposed ban on smoking in all public areas would deliver a crushing blow to the hospitality industry.
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