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Stuffed toy wolf becomes anti-government symbol in Hong Kong

Published on Dec 10, 2013 4:13 PM
Lufsig, a stuffed toy wolf from Ikea, has become an unlikely symbol of opposition to Hong Kong's government. -- PHOTO: FROM IKEA WEBSITE

HONG KONG (AFP) - A stuffed toy wolf has sold out at Hong Kong's Ikea stores, the Swedish furniture giant said on Tuesday, after it became an unlikely symbol of opposition to the city's unpopular government.

Hundreds of the stuffed toys, called Lufsig, flew off the shelves within hours on Monday and again on Tuesday, days after an anti-government protester threw it at the city's leader Leung Chun-ying during a weekend public meeting.

"Lufsig has been sold out at all Ikea stores this morning," a spokeswoman said, adding that there were queues before the store opened.

The innocent-looking toy depicts the wolf in "Little Red Riding Hood", and can be seen holding a stuffed toy resembling the grandmother.

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