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Hundreds of Pro-Democracy Notes Spread Across Hong Kong's 'Lennon Wall'

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Published on July 10, 2019 - Duration: 00:50s

Hundreds of Pro-Democracy Notes Spread Across Hong Kong's 'Lennon Wall'

Hundreds of messages calling for democracy and criticizing Hong Kong’s controversial extradition bill were pasted along the “Lennon Wall” in the city’s Tai Po district, as seen in this footage shot on July 10.

The art and protest installation, set up along an underpass connected to Tai Po Market MTR Station, was one of several Lennon Walls erected throughout the city in the aftermath of the anti-extradition bill protests.

The walls were named after Prague’s Lennon Wall, which was established to pay homage to John Lennon after his murder in 1980.

Lennon Walls covered with notes were first seen in Hong Kong during the 2014 Umbrella Movement protests.

According to the South China Morning Post, Tai Po’s Lennon Wall was among the city’s largest, and at least 200 local police officers removed messages which exposed the personal details of officers.

Other walls were erected in Hong Kong’s crowded district of Mong Kok and Fanling, which is near the city’s border with Mainland China, Quartz reported.

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam on July 9 said that the city’s proposed bill to allow extraditions to Mainland China was “dead” and that there were no plans to restart the process of passing it.

Joshua Wong, the Secretary General of Hong Kong’s Demosisto party, called Lam’s words a “ridiculous lie”, pointing out that the bill had never been formally withdrawn and could potentially still be resurrected in the future.

Denise Ho, a Hong Kong singer and prominent activist, also said that Lam had deliberately used a particular Cantonese phrase – 壽終正寢 – in the Chinese version of her speech, indicating that the bill would “die in one’s bed at a ripe old age.” Credit: Rayray via Storyful

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