These photographs of Nono not only trended on Twitter, but were shared thousands of times on Facebook.
The public outcry, over the way Nono was treated, the photographs generated resulted in more than a thousand musicians and members of the public demonstrating two days later at his busking spot during the banned busking hours in a show of support for him.
Some of the photographs were blown up and used on banners during the demonstration.
This protest placed such pressure on city authorities, that they then reconsidered and changed the busking laws.
Nono now enjoys his busking freedom and the officials who were involved in his assault have been suspended from their jobs.