I'm strikin' it

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Poster advertising a citywide strike in Hong Kong:

(Source — with many other examples of powerful protest art from Hong Kong)

The Chinese characters between the tilted McDonald's logo and the adapted McDonald's jingle read:

baa6 laa3 baa6 baa6 baa6


"strike now strike strike strike"

Hongkongers live in a thoroughly bilingual, multicultural environment.  Think what that must be like for conceptualization and imagination.

[h.t. Mark Metcalf]


  1. Jen said,

    August 31, 2019 @ 3:52 am

    I would like to add that the logo was tilted to look like 3 cos' 三罷 triple strike – market, work, school.

  2. Circeus said,

    August 31, 2019 @ 11:18 am

    Oh, thanks Jen, I was completely befuddled by that part of the advert XD

  3. Victor Mair said,

    August 31, 2019 @ 12:20 pm

    Here is a dropbox link to around 800 graphics / images from the protests. Most collected from Telegram, the vast majority for the protests, some against and some just deliberately offensive.

  4. Jerry Packard said,

    August 31, 2019 @ 12:51 pm


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