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'Yellow restaurant told to remove Lennon Wall'

2020-07-02 HKT 18:19
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  • Police reportedly warned the noodles restaurant that it should remove a Lennon Wall, after someone complained about it. Photo: RTHK
    Police reportedly warned the noodles restaurant that it should remove a Lennon Wall, after someone complained about it. Photo: RTHK
A pro-democracy restaurant in Shau Kei Wan says it was warned on Thursday by the police to remove its “Lennon Wall”, with officers allegedly saying that displaying such promotional materials and accessories runs the risk of breaching the newly enacted national security law.

The convenor of the Small and Medium Restaurant Federation Gordon Lam, who helped the noodles restaurant clear the materials, said officers didn’t specify which offence was violated and they left after taking some pictures.

The officers said they came after receiving a complaint, said Eastern District councillor Chui Chi-kin. He said officers warned the restaurant to remove the materials before it opened its doors for business or they would be prosecuted.

Chui said it seems a cultural revolution has arrived Hong Kong, and people may start reporting things they don't like to the authorities.

Referring to the colour favoured by pro-democracy supporters, Lam said if the so-called "yellow shops" are worried about breaking the law, they should first remove the items.

He also criticised the government for creating "white terror" and believed the crackdown will continue.