The slogan “HK state”, in Chinese, English or both languages, has been sprayed in several places in Hong Kong over the past few days, most recently on the golden dragon statue in Wan Chai.
Police received a report at about 8 a.m. Sunday that the slogan had been sprayed in Chinese in black paint on the statue, Ming Pao Daily reported Monday.
They have classified the case as one of criminal damage but have yet to make an arrest.
The statue, a landmark covered in gold paint, has been located at Morrison Hill Road since December 2003.
It was built to bring luck and safety to the people of Hong Kong after the city was badly hit by the outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome that year.
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