A post-it mosaic wall expressing support for current protests in Hong Kong – known as a ‘Lennon Wall’ – installed at Nam Van Lake but was removed by local police, with several students and a reporter at the scene being questioned by the police.
According to All About Macau, several memos reading “Macau people come on, Hong Kong people come on”, “No small circle election” were placed on a wall at the Anim’Arte Nam Van space on August 24.
However, after the complaint police sent officers to the scene with four students stopped and questioned by authorities for around one hour.
Meanwhile, a reporter was required to show his identity card by the police, with police returning it 20 minutes later.
No one was detained and the wall was later removed.
Recently local authorities have conducted several efforts to quell any initiatives in Macau in support of protests in the neighbouring SAR, with the Public Security Police Force this month refusing a request for a gathering at Senate Square and later holding a large police operation where seven people were detained for questioning as part of a ‘preventive operation’.
Last week the Macau Journalist Association (MJA) also issued a statement in which it revealed that it has received complaints from journalists in local Chinese-language media outlets accusing senior management of interfering with reporting on the Hong Kong protests.