Zara denies that it supports the protests in Hong Kong

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  • The Inditex brand has had to pronounce itself on the Chinese Twitter after statements of being supporting the prodemocracy demonstrations

Zara has been involved without looking for it in the prodemocracy protests which are held in Hong Kong, after a Hongkon newspaper suggested that the Inditex brand could be supporting student demonstrations by not supposedly opening four of its stores in that territory.

In response to the media question, Zara has come up with a message on Wiebo, the Chinese version of Twitter, in which he assures that the stores opened on Monday, although not at his usual time due to the delays of the employees as a result of delays in public transportation caused by demonstrations and that prevent employees from arriving at their workplace.

Zara's answer

Given these protests that have been going on for more than three months to ask for more democracy in this autonomous territory, the clothing and accessories brand was pronounced with a message in which it supports “the territorial sovereign of the People's Republic of China and the politics of a country, two systems".

This is because Pekn considers Hong Kong as a financial center and part of its territory, in addition to controlling local authorities, although it gives them some economic autonomy.

In the message Zara also ensures that “never”Has been involved in the stoppages or demonstrations related to the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong nor has it issued statements in this regard

Until this Tuesday, when he has had to detach himself from the hongkons newspaper, a message that has had more than 170 million views.

Meanwhile in Hong Kong, university and high school students continue to demonstrate for a democracy in this territory, after months of protests.

In this territory Inditex has 14 Zara stores, in addition to 21 other brands of the group, such as Zara Home, Pull & Bear, Massimo Dutti, Bershka, Stradivarius and Oysho.