Much of the art work that has come to represent the pro democracy movement in Hong Kong is in jeaopardy of being removed. Julie Noce reports.
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Visions like these have come to symbolize the now weeks long pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong.
Dubbed "Lennon Wall", this stairwell in Admiralty district is lined with post-it notes inscribed with inspirational messages and well wishes... and is now in jeopardy of being removed.
One court ordered eviction notice has already been carried out in Admiralty-- which has some preparing for the worst.
When we look at them day and night, they keep us alert and boost our morale, this person said. We need to preserve them because of an emotional need.
For this reason, many of the installations are being catalogued and saved- some will be stored in warehouses.
Others, though, are expected to be torn down and trashed along with everything else when authorities do move in.
This artist, whose work depicts some of the every day scenes of the protest says destroying the art is actually what makes it come alive.
(SOUNDBITE) (Mandarin) MAINLAND CHINESE ARTIST, MISO ZHOU, SAYING:
"The artworks participate in society too. If they get destroyed, they become more beautiful. They will have more stories and embrace more layers of meaning."
Court injunctions for clearing protest sites at additional locations around the city have been ordered, but have not yet been enforced.
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