HONG KONG (AFP) – Pro-democracy protesters have vowed to rebuild the famous “Lennon Wall” which sat at the heart of Hong Kong’s main protest camp, after it was swept clear by police.
The wall at the centre of the camp became a patchwork of thousands of multi-coloured sticky notes carrying messages of support for protesters – an emotive symbol of the pro-democracy movement that paralysed parts of Hong Kong for more than two months.
The sprawling camp of tents, supply stations and art installations in the Admiralty business district was cleared in a police swoop Thursday.
But ahead of the clampdown, volunteers spent a night painstakingly collecting and photographing an estimated 15,000 messages plastered on the wall, which ran alongside a staircase at the side of a government building.
Now the protesters, who were demanding fully free leadership elections in 2017, say they will reassemble the display both digitally and physically.