WTF? Hong Kong is cracking down on subversive abbreviations now?

I am still worrying about the implications of a story the other week, which recorded that  a shop selling face masks had closed  because ...


I am still worrying about the implications of a story the other week, which recorded that a shop selling face masks had closed because of fears that its wares might contravene the new national security law.

One of the controversial items was a yellow mask (a subversive colour?) bearing the initials FDNOL.

Photo: Yellow Factory, via Facebook.

It appeared from the attached picture that these letters were so small as to be barely visible to the naked eye. But some national security enthusiast had noticed them, and deduced that they were supposed to stand for one of last year’s popular slogans: Five Demands Not One Less.

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