Date
23 September 2017
Two of the pro-democracy banners are shown on lamp posts in Dongguan. Photo: Facebook
Two of the pro-democracy banners are shown on lamp posts in Dongguan. Photo: Facebook

HK activist puts up pro-democracy banners in Dongguan

A Hong Kong pro-democracy activist has managed to install banners in Dongguan, Guangdong province, calling for universal suffrage.

The banners, emblazoned with the words “I want true universal suffrage”, surfaced in the manufacturing town halfway between Guangzhou and Shenzhen.

The activist, known only as Day, put up three banners with simplified Chinese characters, Apple Daily reported Friday.

Day commutes between Hong Kong and Dongguan for work.

“I had to look around for the best place to ensure the banner won’t be found or removed,” he said.

It took an hour to do each job.

Day said the best location is a lamp post outside the Guangzhou-Shenzhen express toll station.

The trickiest part was avoiding detection during the border customs inspection when he was bringing in the banners, he said 

Last month, a group of rock climbers installed a huge yellow banner from the peak of Lion Rock.

It stayed up for several days before it was removed by a team using a helicopter.

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