The symbol of peace, that is, the symbol of anti nuclear war, is one of the symbols widely used in the world today. At the request of Bertrand Russell, leader of the “Nuclear Disarmament Movement (CND)”, this logo was designed by Gerald Holtom, a participant of the movement, as a badge of the action committee protesting the establishment of the “atomic weapons development and Research Center” in oldmarston village, UK, in 1958. The original idea of the logo was put forward by the designers and graduates of the Royal School of art in London. It was expressed in a circle with a Christian Cross, but it was opposed by Christians.
After being used by Martin Luther King’s friends in a civil rights movement, the peace sign has been widely used in the United States, especially in various rights movements and American organizations that believe in orthodox Christianity. In the 1970s, some people thought that this sign contained some evil metaphor, while others thought it was a sign of communism, so people began to avoid using it. Under South Africa’s apartheid regime, even the official ban on the use of this symbol.