“Semaphore"
(A5, Mono, 32 pages, Digital Inkjet)
A day of protests in 2013, pits Japanese and Korean communities against each other with abuse initially limited to waving flags and disembodied insults thrown across gathering bystanders. When the families and pensioners leave the protests turn ugly and far-right protestors rub shoulders with riot police and then each other; each ‘satellite’ group infuriating the next. At this point, the Korean community is virtually absent. What remains is a stand-off between plain clothes officers in riot gear and the unruly mob who have no-one left to vent real or imagined grievances at, except each other.