“Lennon Wall” message boards have become a Hong Kong-wide phenomenon after a month of political upheaval against the extradition bill, as thousands of supportive messages have appeared on dozens of public walls across the territory. They have also started to appear overseas as foreigners and Hongkongers abroad express solidarity with the demonstrations. One such message board has appeared on a remaining section of the Berlin Wall in the German capital’s Mauerpark.

Photo: Miller Baer.
Some of the notes read, “Come together and leave together, we walk side by side.” Photo: Miller Baer.
The message in German reads: “The police are exploiting to situation to use excessive violence.” Photo: Miller Baer.
Photo: Miller Baer.
The messages in German read: “Freedom for Hongkongers; HK is not China” Photo: Miller Baer.
Photo: Miller Baer.
Photo: Miller Baer.
A note reads, “Carrie Lam step down.” Photo: Miller Baer.
Photo: Miller Baer.
The slogans read, “Come together and leave together, we walk side by side.” Photo: Miller Baer.
The Chinese characters for “Hong Kong add oil” can be found on the Lennon Wall. Photo: Miller Baer.
Photo: Miller Baer.
Photo: Miller Baer.

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Tom is the editor-in-chief and co-founder of Hong Kong Free Press. He has a BA in Communications & New Media from Leeds University and an MA in Journalism from the University of Hong Kong. His writing and photography have been featured in Quartz, Global Post, Huffington Post, Time Out, Vocativ, New Internationalist, Ming Pao and others. He has also contributed to BBC World TV, BBC Radio, Democracy Now, CTV, Russia Today, RTHK Radio, Sky News and Channel News Asia.