Three men detained for organizing protests against KFC

Updated: 2016-07-21 16:42

(People's Daily Online)

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Three men who organized protests against KFC outlets have been detained in Central China's Henan province.

According to the official WeChat account of the Puyang Public Security Bureau, a small group of people gathered outside two KFC outlets in Puyang city, Henan province on July 19. Several of the group held a banner proclaiming, "Get out of China, KFC and McDonalds!"

The bureau handled the situation in a timely manner, initiating an investigation as soon as the incident was reported.

The investigation revealed that three middle-aged men were behind the protest. Given that the men disturbed normal business operation of the two outlets, one man was given 15 days in administrative detention, while the other two will each be held for 13 days. All the punishments are in accordance with Article 23 of the Public Security Administration Punishment Law of the People's Republic of China.

Local police in China have been taking action to contain scattered protests calling for a boycott of US products, especially fast-food restaurants like KFC, after an international arbitration court ruled against China's maritime claims last week.