The Lennon Wall (1) #HongKongProtest

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The Lennon Wall or John Lennon Wall is a wall in Prague, Czech Republic. Once a normal wall, since the 1980s it has been filled with John Lennon-inspired graffiti, pieces of lyrics from Beatles’ songs, and other designs relating to local and global causes. Wikipedia

The wall that was formerly an ordinary wall in Prague has been called Lennon’s since the 1980’s, when people filled it with John Lennon-inspired grafitti and pieces of lyrics from Beatles songs. Why? Lennon was a hero to the pacifist youth of Central and Eastern Europe during the totalitarian era.

Lennon Wall (Chinese連儂牆Jyutpinglin4 nung4 coeng4), in the Hong Kong context, originally referred to the mosaic wall created during the Umbrella Movement,[1] located at Central Government ComplexHarcourt RoadAdmiralty. The wall is one of the major artworks of the Umbrella Movement as a collective artistic work of spontaneous free expression, demanding democracy in the elections of the territory’s top leaders.

It was a space of encouragement and solidarity, full of colourful post-it notes (more than ten thousand pieces) with messages advocating for freedom, democracy and universal suffrage. Post types included epigrams, lyrics, poems, foreign words and hand-drawn graphics. During the 2014 Umbrella Movement protests, there were coordinated preservation efforts to digitally document the wall and related protest art.[2][3][4]

After over two months of occupy actions by democracy activists, most of the artworks were removed from original positions prior to police clearance operations. Many protesters and citizens have tried to re-create some of the artworks, especially the Hong Kong Lennon Wall.[5][6]

During the 2019 Hong Kong protests, new Lennon Walls appeared in numerous locations across the territory, typically near transport interchanges.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lennon_Wall_(Hong_Kong)

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HONG KONG LAW & CRIME POLITICS & PROTEST

Ban on Sat protest overturned, as pro-Beijing lawmaker urges followers to ‘clean up’ pro-democracy message boards

Protesters are set to march in Tuen Mun on Saturday afternoon after a police ban on the event was overturned. Meanwhile, pro-Beijing lawmaker Junius Ho has urged his supporters to “clean up” the Lennon Wall message boards across Hong Kong.

The “Reclaim Tuen Mun” event – the second of its kind since the anti-extradition bill movement began – is targetted at the “singing aunties” who frequently appear in the local park. Organisers have demanded that the government change its regulations to prohibit begging and performing for money in the park, to improve law enforcement, and to listen to complaints from the neighbourhood.
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‘Clean up’ Lennon Walls

Separately, outspoken pro-Beijing lawmaker Junius Ho said he will push ahead with his event to “clean up” the Lennon Wall message boards on Saturday.

“If the government won’t do it, then we will… Improve environmental hygiene, tear down all of the rubbish and clean the walls. At the same time, we also need to clean people’s hearts, to fix the learning environment both in and outside of school!” Ho wrote on Facebook.

Ban on Sat protest overturned, as pro-Beijing lawmaker urges followers to ‘clean up’ pro-democracy message boards

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