A copy of Nintendo computer game Animal Crossing: New Horizons  is displayed in a shopping mall in Hong Kong on April 10, 2020. Photo: AFP A copy of Nintendo computer game Animal Crossing: New Horizons  is displayed in a shopping mall in Hong Kong on April 10, 2020. Photo: AFP
A copy of Nintendo computer game Animal Crossing: New Horizons is displayed in a shopping mall in Hong Kong on April 10, 2020. Photo: AFP

How Nintendo’s Animal Crossing became home to Hong Kong protesters, with pro-democracy content going viral

  • At home because of the coronavirus, Hong Kong protesters can be found in the online game, creating their own content, slogans and photos
  • Some of the pro-democracy content has gone viral on Twitter and other social media

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A copy of Nintendo computer game Animal Crossing: New Horizons  is displayed in a shopping mall in Hong Kong on April 10, 2020. Photo: AFP A copy of Nintendo computer game Animal Crossing: New Horizons  is displayed in a shopping mall in Hong Kong on April 10, 2020. Photo: AFP
A copy of Nintendo computer game Animal Crossing: New Horizons is displayed in a shopping mall in Hong Kong on April 10, 2020. Photo: AFP
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