Hong Kong Stockbrokers Protest ... Shorter Lunch Hour

It's being cut from 90 minutes to an hour
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 12, 2012 5:55 PM CST
Hong Kong stockbrokers march to Exchange Square in protest of a plan to trim their lunch hour.   (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
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(Newser) – Occupy Wall Street, it ain't. About 1,000 stockbrokers in Hong Kong marched in protest today because their lunch hour is getting cut from 90 minutes to one hour, reports AP. Exchange officials say the move is necessary to bring Hong Kong's trading hours in line with other markets, especially China's. The stockbrokers chanted that the pending reduction is "inhumane." They're still ticked it got cut from two hours last year, notes Bloomberg.

“All the brokers in Hong Kong are so stretched,” says one protester. “With a shorter lunch break, we cannot concentrate in the afternoon.” (Read more strange stuff stories.)

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