9 April 2020

Hong Kong protesters turn airport into art workshop

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From creation to dissemination, the production of Hong Kong protest promo materials is as leaderless as the movement. reports citing foreign media that using an x-acto knife, Winnie Wat cuts strips of masking tape and pastes them onto the terminal floor of Hong Kong's international airport, where hundreds of pro-democracy protesters are holding a three-day sit-in.

Referring to a design on her phone case, the secondary school teacher fixes tape in horizontal lines to create a Hong Kong ambigram, a word that changes depending on the orientation. In Chinese, "Hong" one way says "peace" in the other.

"We are all witnesses," said Wat, who's in her 30s. Scattered around her, other black-clad protesters cut stickers, assemble posters, paint illustrations and create graphic designs on their computers.

"Everyone is doing what they can do. There is no one [in control]," she said. When it comes to promotional materials for the protests, creation and contribution is completely egalitariang Kong protest promo materials is as leaderless as the movement.

2019.08.10 / 11:47
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