To help brand the movement, Hong Kong artists have been creating Umbrella Revolution logos.
Thousands of people, mostly students, have gathered in the central district of Hong Kong for a protest that has stretched over far more days than expected. Since the protestors have been making use of umbrellas as a shield from rain and tear gas, the protest is being nicknamed as the "Umbrella Revolution." Many people are making comparisons with Resident Evil.
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The protests have been triggered by people who protect Hong Kong's "one country, two systems" with China. The umbrellas being carried by the thousands of demonstrators hold a lot of symbolism and importance as they are providing a direct contrast to the weapons which are being held by the police forces who are trying to control the situation. Moreover, the umbrellas provide a pleasant sight and not just that they are also a good source of protection which is needed by the protestors who are facing pepper spray and tear gas on an almost daily basis. The protestors using the umbrellas haven’t been discouraged by the rainy season.
The umbrellas which have now become a prominent symbol of the protest have given way to different artists in the city who have been creating Umbrella Revolution logos. SCMP says that artist and assistant professor Kacey Wong shared a Resident Evil-inspired Umbrella Revolution design to help inspire other artists. The logo comes from Umbrella Corporation which is an evil entity in the Resident Evil games and films.
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