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Actor Says She Was Conned into Protesting Huawei Extradition

Actor Says She Was Conned into Protesting Huawei Extradition

Created: January 22, 2020 05:35 PM

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - A Vancouver actor said Wednesday she was tricked into holding a protest sign outside the court where an extradition hearing is underway for a top executive at the Chinese tech giant Huawei.

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Julia Hackstaff said Wednesday that an acquaintance reached out to her on Facebook offering $100 for a two-hour acting job. She says she arrived at the given address Monday morning, then was sent to the British Columbia Supreme Court where she was told to hold a sign in support of Huawei's chief financial officer.

It's unclear who was behind the protest for hire.

Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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