The incongruity of the fist was plain. Decades earlier, the raised fist was a signal of resistance associated with the Black Power movement. But during his campaign, on Christmas cards and onstage, Trump used the fist as an aggressive symbol of dominance, wielding it throughout his rallies Author: Niela Orr. The two fists together meant battle salute while the hand covering fist meant 'I do not wish to fight but stand ready'. The monks migrated to the Shaolin temple. The Shaolin monks then edited this bow and gave new meaning to it with the left open hand. The closed fist represents the sun while the left open hand signifies the moon.
Apr 17, 2012 · The man who admits killing 77 people in Norway began his trial with a closed-fist salute. What's behind this gesture? He smiled as the handcuffs were released. Then Anders Behring Breivik clenched his right hand, held it to his chest and extended his arm to raise it above the Oslo court. In. Mar 27, 2018 · ORIGIN. It’s unclear how this gesture could be confused with the infamous Nazi salute, which involved an open hand with the palm down, not a closed fist: The Nazi or Hitler salute debuted in Nazi Germany in the 1930s as a way to pay homage to Adolf Hitler. It consists of raising an outstretched right arm with the palm down.
May 11, 2016 · The gesture has a long history as a symbol of defiance and solidarity. Athletes have sometimes used a clenched-fist gesture as a political statement. Here's a closer look at the gesture. The gesture has a long history as a symbol of defiance and is often associated with both left-wing politics as well as oppressed groups.Author: MARGARET CHADBOURN.