Lennon Walls with anti-extradition messages erected in many parts of Hong Kong from Kwun Tong to Tai Wo Hau


7th July 2019 – (Hong Kong)  Protestors used colourful post-it notes to voice their thoughts on several Lennon Walls on Harcourt Road and Admiralty area after the 12th June and 1st July clashes. Many of the Lennon Walls have since been destroyed and cleared by authorities.

However, a new wave of Lennon Wall has started in other parts of Hong Kong from Kwun Tong, Hung Hom, Tseung Kwan O, Tsuen Wan, Ma On Shan, Sheung Shui, Wong Tai Sin, Mei Foo, Tung Chung, Tai Po, Fan Ling, Choi Hung to Tai Wo Hau. Many Hong Kongers have posted on the walls anti-extradition messages to voice their thoughts against the government’s lack of response.

Lennon Wall in Kowloon Bay.
Exit A of Quarry Bay MTR Station.
Lennon Wall in Mong Kok.
Lennon Wall at the subway near Heritage 1881.
Lennon Wall in Kwun Tong.

The Lennon Wall or John Lennon Wall is a wall in PragueCzech Republic. Once a normal wall, since the 1980s it has been filled with John Lennon-inspired graffiti and pieces of lyrics from Beatles’ songs.[1] Located in a small and secluded square across from the French Embassy, the wall received its first such decoration following the 1980 assassination of John Lennon when an unknown artist painted a single image of the singer-songwriter and some lyrics.[2]

In 1988, the wall was a source of irritation for the communist regime of Gustáv Husák. Young Czechs wrote grievances on the wall and in a report of the time this led to a clash between hundreds of students and security police on the nearby Charles Bridge. The movement these students followed was described as “Lennonism” and Czech authorities described these people variously as alcoholics, mentally deranged, sociopathic, and agents of Western capitalism.