Uncle Ho protest prompts owners to change name of restaurant

OWNERS of a new Vietnamese restaurant in Brisbane say they have decided to change the name from Uncle Ho after a protest and death threats.

The name refers to the communist North Vietnamese leader Ho Chi Minh, and about 100 Vietnamese protestors turned up at the Fortitude Valley restaurant on Sunday to express their anger.

They protested peacefully, but said the restaurant's name had links to a dark and terrifying past in Vietnam.

The owners closed the eatery on Sunday, and told the ABC that people had threatened to burn it down.

On Instagram yesterday, the restaurant posted that it had closed due to "death threats".

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