Prominent Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong joined calls for Starbucks
to cancel its franchise with one of the city’s biggest restaurant companies after a member of the founder’s family likened anti-Beijing protests to riots and voiced support for local authorities.
In a tweet early on Friday, Wong asked for the franchise of Maxim’s Caterers, which runs the Starbucks
outlets in the city, to be terminated “immediately.”
Wong, who first rose to international
prominence during the 2014 Hong Kong protests, included a link to a petition calling for Maxim’s to lose its Starbucks
licence. It has garnered more than 12,000 signatures.