Hong Kong handover: The protest symbols China’s scared of

Hong Kong (CNN)When Hong Kong was handed over to China in 1997 after more than 150 years of British guideline , the Bauhinia flower was selected as the sign of the brand-new Chinese unique administrative area.

A huge golden statue was talented to the city by Beijing and set up at Golden Bauhinia Square , which is now utilized for main flag-raising events.

Early Monday, a number of pro-democracy activists staged their own event, covering the statue in a big black fabric to expose “the harsh reality behind the marvelous rhetoric” of Hong Kong’s handover to China.