'Each of us writes': Hong Kong's discontent fuels creative art


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  • Friday, 09 Aug 2019

Memos and posters over anti-extradition bill are seen on "Lennon Walls" at Tai Po in Hong Kong, China August 9, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Railings festooned with tear gas canisters and colourful postcards are artworks that protesters in Hong Kong have made from materials left over from recent demonstrations, hoping to spread their message in the Chinese-controlled territory.

Part promotion, part politics and often laced with undertones of satire, different art forms have flourished across the Asian financial hub as the escalating anti-government protests of the past 10 weeks lead to yet more violent clashes.

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