This article originally appeared on ABACUS Protests are a serious matter, but black-clad citizens who rallied on the streets of Hong Kong the past two Sundays have found creative ways to take a stance with some humor. People were angry about a refusal from the city’s leader to kill a bill that would allow (among other things) Beijing to extradite fugitives in Hong Kong to mainland China. Authorities said the proposed law, now suspended indefinitely, was designed to plug loopholes. But it triggered fears that political dissidents might be targeted. In 2015, five Hong Kong-based booksellers went missing before turning up in the custody of Chinese authorities. It reminded some protesters of the destructive power of the Infinity Gauntlet, which Marvel antagonist Thanos uses to erase half of the universe. Others compare politicians who support the extradition bill to scheming rulers from Game of Thrones. People also came out to protest what they felt was an excessive use of force by police against demonstrators last week. That inspired a Game of Thrones fan , dressed like Septa Unella, to follow two officers around while ringing a bell and shouting, “Shame!” It’s easier to imagine the darker themes of Avengers and Game of Thrones being transformed into protest imagery. But cuddly Pokémon also made a show during the rallies. The reason? Hong Kong’s security chief , who was in charge of pushing forward the controversial bill, has a Chinese name that sounds very similar to the Cantonese name of Pikachu. It’s never easy to bear the moniker of an unpopular political figure, as one innocent moth found out on Sunday. The poor bug became the subject of vehement scorn during the protest, all because the species’ Chinese name sounds exactly like part of the name of Hong Kong’s embattled leader, Carrie Lam. This woman is yelling at a giant moth because Carrie Lam’s Chinese name is 林鄭月娥 and 娥 sounds exactly like 蛾 (moth in Chinese) 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/EEUxbxFpwt — Grace Tsoi (@gracehw) June 16, 2019 It wasn’t all fury and gloom, though. Some reimagined the collective power of the people in the form of everyone’s favorite movie monster: Godzilla. Check out this image by Hong Kong artist Tommy Fung , who specializes in using Photoshop to spice up daily scenes from the city. View this post on Instagram Stand up and rise your voice! Together we are more powerful than you can imagine! 企出嚟發表你嘅意見! 團結嘅力量係比你想像中更大! (香港加油圖畫來自馬賽先生臉書) #protest #democracy #extraditionbill #撤回 #逃犯條例 #ilovehongkong #godzilla #godzillakingofthemonsters A post shared by My surreal life in Hong Kong (@surrealhk) on Jun 15, 2019 at 4:06am PDT And on Sunday, when the protest crowd made way for an ambulance to get through , some people had their faith in humanity restored . And what better to mark the scene than yet another meme? For more insights into China tech, sign up for our tech newsletters , subscribe to our Inside China Tech podcast , and download the comprehensive 2019 China Internet Report . Also roam China Tech City , an award-winning interactive digital map at our sister site Abacus .