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The Lennon Wall (Hong Kong)

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A concept originating in Prague, where walls were covered with John Lennon-inspired images and Beatles lyrics, a similar edifice arose in the middle of the Occupy Central democracy movement in Hong Kong.

Walking down the closed streets in the, typically bustling, Hong Kong Central district, posters and banners hang all around, expressing support for Hong Kong’s democracy movement. One corner, in particular, is exceptionally colorful and attractive, it’s the Lennon Wall.

Protestors and visitors, alike, add post-it notes with messages of support along the Lennon Wall. Standing before it, it’s overhwleming all the sentiment expressed; and, standing on that corner, turn to the side, the lyrics “You may say I’m a dreamer / but I’m not the only one” hang from a nearby overpass.

Hong Kong’s youth continue to lead the movement for universal democracy.

Demonstration locations have also sprung up in Admiralty and Mong Kok.

Demonstration locations have also sprung up in Admiralty and Mong Kok.


Written by Paulo Loreto

October 17, 2014 at 5:20 PM

Protest in Barcelona

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Following news out of neighboring València of police brutality against student protests, individuals gathered in solidarity with the people of València. Students were protesting the federal government’s planned education cuts as part of the all-encompassing austerity plan in an effort to rescue Spain from economic calamity.

Crowds gathered before the Generalitat de Catalunya and soon began to march.

In València, 25 were arrested; but the real meat of the issue came out with several videos getting posted to the internet showing police beating and dragging protesters.

Protesters performed a short sit in on the Via Laietana.

Written by Paulo Loreto

March 11, 2012 at 5:22 PM