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Vans Is Latest Company Caught Up in Hong Kong Protests

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Hong Kong demonstrations continue to disrupt business as usual for some American companies and shoemaker Vans is the latest to get tangled up in the protests.

During its annual shoe-design competition that is currently underway, Vans reportedly removed a submission from its website that depicted both a flower symbol of Hong Kong and protesters wearing gas masks, goggles and hard hats. The move sparked heated backlash across social media. Some called for a boycott of the skateboarding shoe brand popular with young people after it pulled the submission.