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Women's groups protest Prada listing in Hong Kong

Women's groups protest Prada listing in Hong Kong

HONG KONG: Women's rights groups staged a noisy protest against Italian fashion house Prada in Hong Kong on Thursday, a day ahead of its listing in the city, accusing the brand of sexual discrimination. Two dozen activists chanted "Down down Prada! The Devil is Prada! No listing of Prada! Shame on you Prada!" as they demonstrated outside a Prada store in a busy shopping district in the city. The protest stemmed from the case of Rina Bovrisse, a former Prada manager in Japan who claimed she was unfairly fired in March last year after being told by a company executive she was "ugly" and didn't have "the Prada look". "I'm here today to stand up for women who have been victims of harassment and discrimination at the workplace," said Bovrisse, who flew to Hong Kong for the protest, and asked investors to "think twice" before investing in Prada. "Hong Kong should uphold principl...

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