A Hong Kong ice cream shop is now offering a “tear gas” flavoured ice cream to show solidarity with the pro-democracy protestors. The shop owner introduced such an odd flavour as a way to inspire the citizens to persist and not lose faith in the protests. Hong Kong was flooded with protestors in June 2019 over a proposed extradition bill which would permit Hong Kong citizens to be tried for alleged crimes in China. A customer said, “”It tastes like tear gas. It feels difficult to breathe at first, and it’s really pungent and irritating. It makes me want to drink a lot of water immediately.”
Riva Patel, Adjunct Faculty, Unitedworld School of Liberal Arts and Mass Communication (USLM)
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