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Photos from the WTO Protests in Hong Kong, Day 2
by Puck Lo and Handle
Wednesday Dec 14th, 2005 1:54 PM
The Korean farmers performed cultural dances and drummed outside the department store. Speakers thanked Hong Kong residents for their warmth and hospitality in spite of the unfavorable press coverage that had been circulating about Korean protesters.
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The assembly, which had been calm, then broke out into unexpected dancing as the drumming rapidly intensified. The contrast was startling. Previously placid faces of the farmers—mostly men in their thirties and older—shone as they kicked their legs recklessly. Dancing in a snakelike formation, the farmers circled the area and pushed further into the street as confused cops watched from afar and reporters jostled for better positions. Korean farmers, Via Campesina delegates, and other anti-WTO activists stomped and danced upon a red, white and blue flag of skulls and stripes on which the word “Fuck” had been written prominently.
§Assembly
by Puck Lo and Handle Wednesday Dec 14th, 2005 1:54 PM
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§The street blocked off
by Puck Lo and Handle Wednesday Dec 14th, 2005 1:54 PM
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§Procession
by Puck Lo and Handle Wednesday Dec 14th, 2005 1:54 PM
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§In the street
by Puck Lo and Handle Wednesday Dec 14th, 2005 1:54 PM
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§"Fuck!" the USA
by Puck Lo and Handle Wednesday Dec 14th, 2005 1:54 PM
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The flag says "Fuck!" on it, but someone is stomping on it.

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by vinylvixxn
Wednesday Aug 23rd, 2006 10:39 AM
i agree with the language on this flag...However....i wish people would write f*ck the U.S. government/corporations not just the U.S. generally. There's a vast difference between the sentiments of ordinary civilians and the government which they're forced to live under. Many American's political and economic views differ with that of the government and I think it would be more effective to target governments/corporations specifically instead of saying f*ck off to it's citizens too and assuming their views coincide with the government. Of course it is American corporate/societal demand for profits and cheap goods that keep horrible global organizations like this running, i just ask for a little more thought on who the perpetrators of global ruin and devastation truly are.
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