Anti-Chinese protesters yell at mainland shoppers in Hong Kong, Weibo users respond

| February 19th, 2014

On February 17, 100 Hong Kongese protested and yelled slurs targeting mainland Chinese shoppers in the crowded shopping district of Tsim Sha Tsui.

Protesters held signs that said “locusts” and “zhi-na” (支那), a slur that has been linked to the Japanese invasion of China, and waving colonial era Hong Kong flags. Some of them approached mainland shoppers and yelled at them.

An opposition group flew People’s Republic of China flags and handed out “Welcome to Hong Kong” literature to tourists.

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