Anti-protest merchandise for sale online as China ramps up propaganda

The products are the latest sign that Chinese public opinion on the mainland has galvanised against the protest movement in Hong Kong.
The products are the latest sign that Chinese public opinion on the mainland has galvanised against the protest movement in Hong Kong.PHOTOS: SCREENGRABS FROM TAOBAO
Also being sold are imitation Lego figures of Hong Kong police officers.
Also being sold are imitation Lego figures of Hong Kong police officers.PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM TAOBAO
Protesters at a rally in Hong Kong, on Aug 18. T-shirts with pro-protest slogans such as "Free Hong Kong, Democracy Now" were being sold on Amazon, to the outrage of Chinese netizens..
Protesters at a rally in Hong Kong, on Aug 18. T-shirts with pro-protest slogans such as "Free Hong Kong, Democracy Now" were being sold on Amazon, to the outrage of Chinese netizens..PHOTO: AFP

BEIJING - Miniature figurines of Hong Kong police officers in riot gear, T-shirts emblazoned with slogans of support for the city's police, and sew-on badges and bumper stickers with nationalist messages.

Anti-protest merchandise have been popping up on Chinese e-commerce platforms like Taobao, as demonstrations continue to grip Hong Kong, where mass protests have taken place for 12 consecutive weeks.

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