HONG KONG (Reuters) – A Hong Kong artist is providing free protest-themed tattoos to individuals who need to present their help for pro-democracy demonstrations within the Chinese territory.
The geometric tattoo combines an umbrella – the image of 2014 road protests – with the bauhinia flower, the floral emblem of Hong Kong.
“The idea is the umbrella is protecting the flower and Hong Kong,” Zada Lam, 28, advised Reuters at his Kowloon store the place 200 individuals have obtained the tattoo because the newest protests started in June.
The metropolis is grappling with its greatest political disaster since its handover to Beijing in 1997 and Communist Party authorities have despatched a transparent warning that forceful intervention is feasible to quell the violence.
Last weekend’s protests noticed among the fiercest clashes but between police and demonstrators because the protests started over a now-suspended extradition invoice that will have allowed Hong Kong individuals to be despatched to mainland China for trial.
One buyer stated the tattoo is a reminder of what protesters are preventing for.
“Just like everything that happened in Hong Kong recently, it is the same as the tattoo, which is difficult to be erased,” stated the client, who declined to be named.
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Reporting by Ebrahim Harris and Joyce Zhou; enhancing by Darren Schuettler