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Wayfair employees to walk out over bed sales to migrant child detention centers

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Employees from the furniture company Wayfair are set to walk out Wednesday in response to the company's unwillingness to stop selling beds to the operators of migrant child detention centers.

The big picture: According to the Wayfair Walkout Twitter account, at least 547 employees have signed a petition asking executives to stop selling beds to the facilities after discovering an over $200,000 order was placed for a Texas facility. The employees are asking that all profits made from the transactions be donated to The Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services.

What's next for Hong Kong

Mass protests in Hong Kong
Protestors fill the streets of Hong Kong. Photo: STR/AFP/Getty Images

Hongkongers have won — for now — in their protests against an extradition law that drew a violent police response against crowds that reportedly numbered in the millions.

Driving the news: Earlier today, the city's head of police backed down from an earlier attempt to characterize protesters as rioters, according to the South China Morning Post. Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam apologized yesterday for the extradition bill, withdrawing but not killing the China-friendly effort.