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Hong Kong protests

Hong Kong's Lennon Walls offer bright, defiant protests

Citizens write messages of resistance on Post-it notes against Beijing's tightening grip

Wallace (last name withheld) wrote a note supporting Hong Kongers and criticizing the police for their lack of response during triad attacks: “I’ve lived in Hong Kong for 51 years,” he said. “I’ve never heard of police stations shutting their gates!”   © Laurel Chor

All over Hong Kong, a colorful form of peaceful protest has been blossoming. People have been writing their thoughts, demands and encouragement onto Post-it notes, and sticking them onto walls in public spaces, creating an eye-catching and instantly recognizable mosaic.

They've bloomed on walls of footbridges and pedestrian tunnels, and on the sides of government buildings and highway pillars, with some torn down as quickly as they flowered, and others having lasted since early June.

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