FUNNY: Protest Symbols Used by Pro-Democracy Activists in Hong Kong

    White skin pig symbolizing Beijing’s white paper on Hong Kong. (Epoch Times)73,000 people at the Hong Kong marathon versus the supposed 92,000 the police said were at the rally. (Screenshot)Images comparing the real number of protesters with the police’s claimed number. (Screenshot)Leung the wolf. (Epoch Times)689 lufsig, a stuffed wolf toy. (Epoch Times)689 votes got chief executive Leung into power. (Epoch Times)Soccer red card for Leung. (Epoch Times)

    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.

    Images comparing the real number of protesters with the police’s claimed number. (Screenshot)

    Images comparing the real number of protesters with the police’s claimed number. (Screenshot)

    73,000 people at the Hong Kong marathon versus the supposed 92,000 the police said were at the rally. (Screenshot)

    73,000 people at the Hong Kong marathon versus the supposed 92,000 the police said were at the rally. (Screenshot)

    Here’s a selection of some other amusing ones:

    1. White skin pig

    White skin pig symbolizing Beijing’s white paper on Hong Kong. (Epoch Times)

    White skin pig symbolizing Beijing’s white paper on Hong Kong. (Epoch Times)

    The white skin pig symbolizes Beijing’s white paper published last month because it sounds similar to the Cantonese word for white paper.

    2. 689

    689 votes got chief executive Leung into power. (Epoch Times)

    689 votes got chief executive Leung into power. (Epoch Times)

    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

    689 lufsig, a stuffed wolf toy. (Epoch Times)

    689 lufsig, a stuffed wolf toy. (Epoch Times)

    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

    Leung the wolf. (Epoch Times)

    Leung the wolf. (Epoch Times)

    5. World Cup red card

    Soccer red card for Leung. (Epoch Times)

    Soccer red card for Leung. (Epoch Times)

    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.

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