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Hong Kong Autonomy Movement


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[Hong Kong Autonomy Movement] image by Miles Li, 07 February 2013

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The Hong Kong City-State Autonomy Movement (also known as the Hong Kong Autonomy Movement or HKAM) is an internet-organized political movement which has been very vocal on street protests in Hong Kong since July 2012. While not necessarily advocating complete separation from the People's Republic of China, HKAM has adopted as its emblem the "Dragon and Lion Hong Kong Flag", which is navy blue with the 1959-1997 Colonial Hong Kong coat-of-arms, modified only with the word "Hong Kong" in red Chinese writing at the centre of the shield. They do not even bother to remove the crowns from the lions' heads!
Miles Li, 07 February 2013

The Flag

This use of this flag, along with the 1959-1997 Colonial Hong Kong flag on street protests in recent years, has caused considerable consternation in the PRC government, and no doubt much bemusement to outside observers. Suffice to say that these reflect the complex love-hate relationships Hong Kongers have with their colonial past.
Miles Li, 07 February 2013

A photo of a large number of the flags in use:

It can also be noted that several protesters wore dark blue T-shirts charged with the white inscription HKAM and the coat of arms inserted between letters K and A.

Tomislav Todorovic, 23 January 2023

Other flag of Movement

[Hong Kong Autonomy Movement] image by Kazutaka Nishiura, 26 February 2016

Recently I got the image of white flag charged with a blue ball in the center used during Hong Kong Autonomous Movement as well as a former blue colonial flag without union flag.
They say the blue represents Hong Kong and a ball does Hong Kong symbol pearl.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 26 February 2016