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Hong Kong protests

Hong Kong protesters trash Starbucks and Yoshinoya

Cafe chain and Japanese restaurant victimized by violence in Kowloon

Workers clean up debris Oct. 2 after vandals struck a Yoshinoya restaurant in Hong Kong's Kowloon district. (Photo by Takashi Kawakami)

HONG KONG -- An international Japanese restaurant chain was among the businesses sweeping up broken glass after Tuesday's intense clashes in the city as protesters turned their anger against brands that they labeled as supporting Beijing.

The Yoshinoya shop, known for its gyudon beef over rice, was one of several stores and restaurants vandalized in Kowloon, where police shot an 18-year-old protester on Tuesday.

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