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Aug 28 19, 5:10 pm

French ‘Spiderman’ climbs 68-storey Hong Kong skyscraper, calls for peace

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Aug. 28, 19 | 5:10 pm

DUBAI: The daily cat-and-mouse riots happening in the streets of Hong Kong has reached new heights – literally.

French “Spiderman” Alain Robert climbed a 68-story skyscraper in Hong Kong last Friday and hoisted a flag calling for a reconciliation between China and the territory, according to a Huffington Post report.

This as The Guardian reported that the Hong Kong government went into a saber-rattling mode with the city’s leader, Carrie Lam announcing her administration will use existing laws to “put a stop to violence and chaos,” in light of a statement from the pro-Beijing newspaper Sing Tao Daily that invoking the Emergency Regulations Ordinance is being considered.

The colonial era law provides for sweeping powers that was last used in 1967.

According to Huffington Post, Robert used bare hands and climbed without a harness when he scaled the Cheung Kong Center which is in the central business district.

The street confrontations between police and protesters have been running for more than two months stemming from legislation requiring the extradition of suspects to mainland China. The proposed measure has been junked.

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