Protesters joining the July 1 rally in Hong Kong used a variety of memes to get their message across.
Many joked about the real number of people there (510,000) versus the number police claimed were there (92,000). Some compared numbers using images of the marathon when only 73,000 people joined, and the streets looked relatively bare.
Here’s a selection of some other amusing ones:
1. White skin pig
The white skin pig symbolizes Beijing’s white paper published last month because it sounds similar to the Cantonese word for white paper.
The number 689 refers to Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying who got 689 votes when he came to power in 2012 amid evidence of corruption.
3. IKEA Lufsig
IKEA sells a plush toy called “Lufsig” that many Hong Kongers use to portray “Leung the wolf” due to his connections with the government in the mainland.
4. The wolf
5. World Cup red card
The World Cup was also included in the protest, for example some used red cards to demand that Leung step down.
Translated research by Lulu and Isabella.