More than 1000 people protested in front of Dolce & Gabbana’s flagship store in Hong Kong on Sunday Jan 8, 2012 after the Italian clothing store allegedly stopping people from taking pictures in front of their front displays.
The protesters demand apology from the store but as of now D&G still refused to issue any public apology statement.
Timeline of the incidents:
A post on forum claimed that he was stopped by the Harbor City’s security from taking picture of his girlfriend in front of D&G store.
A Apple Daily reporter tried to take pictures outside of DOLCE & GABBANA store and camera was blocked by Harbor City’s security, claiming that tourist from China can take pictures here but others need to take the pictures from across the street.
Newspaper Apple Daily reported the incident and the online community started a “Million people to take pictures” page. Apple Daily reporter went to DOLCE & GABBANA store again to take picture and security threaten to break reporter’s camera.
Over hundred of people stopped in front of the DOLCE & GABBANA store. Close to the evening, two who suspected to be DOLCE & GABBANA’s management personnels arrived to the store and illegally parked their high profile cars in front of the store.
A group started to organize a protest on Sunday Jan 8, 2012. The Facebook page for the protest was “liked” by over 10K people. DOLCE & GABBANA still refused to give out apology.
Thousands of people were gathered outside of DOLCE& GABBANA store taking pictures. Store was once closed due to the protest.
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