HONG KONG — Dolce & Gabbana rejected claims that its staffers here made controversial comments or engaged in an action that put the brand in the middle of long-simmering tensions between local Hong Kong residents and big-spending Mainland Chinese shoppers. Reportedly more than 1,000 people assembled Sunday for a protest in front of Dolce & Gabbana’s Tsim Sha Tsui store on Canton Road, many of them bearing signs accusing the brand of discriminatory practices.
Local media reported that last month a Hong Kong resident attempted to take a photo of the outside of the store and was barred from doing so by Dolce & Gabbana personnel. At the same time, reports contended that Dolce & Gabbana did not, in turn, restrict Mainland Chinese tourists and foreigners from taking photos.
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