Creative protest flyers from Hong Kong's anti-extradition movement have taken the social media spotlight in the past weeks. An anonymous group of designers based in Hong Kong have designed thousands of posters and infographics on assembly locations and dates as well as safety instructions.
With permission from the anti-extradition design team on Telegram, The News Lens is showcasing some of the phenomenal work created by these passionate designers. According to one of the admins, these designers and illustrators mostly work from home and collaborate via Telegram to brainstorm and revise their artworks.
August 5: Citywide Strike
July 27: Yuen Long Protest
The application for protest assembly against triad violence in Yuen Long on July 27 was rejected by the Hong Kong Police. However, protesters came up with different excuses to evade the protest ban. Some encouraged people to go "sightseeing" in Yuen Long and purchase the famous wife cakes at a local store. Others, with a sense of dark humor, claimed that they were having a memorial for Li Peng, who had just passed away.
At the end of the 2014 Umbrella Movement, Hongkongers promised they will be back. In June 2019, Hong Kong mobilized one-third of the population to protest against the government's extradition bill. The News Lens is covering the ongoing movement and rallies in collaboration with our Hong Kong-based team.