Protests Shopping Movement

24 October 2019 00:54

Anti-government protests in Hong Kong have taken on an economic angle, with followers of the movement designating businesses by their loyalties and giving them color codes. Yellow a color that in Chinese culture traditionally symbolizes royalty and courage, and was also the color of the 2014 pro-democracy “umbrella movement” designates a supportive business. Protesters are encouraged to avoid and have in fact vandalized businesses painted with the less-popular blue color.