The phrase “Hong Kong Independence” was spotted painted on an outer wall of TWGHs Kap Yan Directors’ College in Sheung Shui on Monday morning.

“Hong Kong Independence” painted on a wall of TWGHs Kap Yan Directors’ College. Photo: Cable News screenshot

The outer wall of the school was decorated with the phrase “Hong Kong Independence,” while a transformer substation beside the school featured the same phrase along with “Hong Kong Nation.”

According to iCable News, a student spotted the graffiti at around 7am. The student told the school, who then reported the matter to the police, who are now investigating it as a case of criminal damage.

Apple Daily reported that groups were spotted handing out flyers promoting independence near the school at around the same time.

“Hong Kong Independence” painted on an outer wall of TWGHs Kap Yan Directors’ College. Photo: Cable News screenshot

The graffiti was covered up by the school.

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has said there is “no room” for the discussion of independence as the government has moved to ban the debate in schools.

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Stanley Leung

Stanley is a Media and Communications graduate from Goldsmiths College in London. He takes particular interest in visual journalism, having produced photographic and video work on a number of social and political issues. He has also interned at the current affairs service of RTHK’s TV division.