In Hong Kong, protests in video games began to take place – because of quarantine, participants cannot go outside

In Hong Kong, protests in video games began to take place – because of the quarantine introduced, participants can’t take to the streets of the city. This is written by Dazed.

In February 2019, Hong Kong authorities published a bill that would allow people to be extradited from the city to mainland China. All last year, mass protests took place in Hong Kong, during which time the city police arrested at least 8 thousand people.

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, quarantine has been introduced in Hong Kong, as in virtually the entire world. Now, demonstrators hold their protests in video games, for example, in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and wait for the end of quarantine.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons was released on March 20 and has already broken sales records in the UK and many countries, selling millions of copies worldwide. In the game, the user can simply travel around a desert island, communicate with animals, build houses and hunt beetles.

Protesters create banners in the game with the words “Free Hong Kong, revolution now” or print photos of Hong Kong’s head Carrie Lam and destroy them immediately.

Author: Flyn Braun
Graduated from Cambridge University. Previously, he worked in various diferent news media. Currently, it is a columnist of the us news section in the Free News editors.
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