Pepe the Frog being used asresistance symbol in Hong Kong

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Published on August 23, 2019 - Duration: 01:36s

Pepe the Frog being used asresistance symbol in Hong Kong

HONG KONG — Across Hong Kong, protestors are rallying against the authoritarian CCP and have selected none other than Pepe the Frog to represent them.

But why have protesters in Hong Kong adopted the Alt-right symbol to represent their resistance?

The New York Times reports that many protestors didn't know about Pepe's dark side and instead just like him.

One protestor wrote on an anonymous forum that, sad frog meme is the "symbol of youth in the movement." Hongkonger, Paper Chu, a peaceful protestor, told the South China Morning Post that her fondness for the frog was based on its "irreverence" and that it feels "appropriate" to have him represent the attitudes of the Hong Kong people.

She goes on to say that she applauds his "reincarnation" as a local hero and that she congratulates him on "becoming a Hongkonger." So far, his face has been spray-painted on the city's walls, emblazoned on fliers, pinned onto backs and has been propped up on picket signs.

In the Times, Matt Furie who created the frog back in 2005 wrote that " Pepe is whatever you say he is, and I, the creator, say that Pepe is love."


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