French climber Alain Robert scaled a skyscraper in Hong Kong to put up a banner urging for peace amid protests in the city.
The protests started in April against plans for an extradition bill that would have allowed criminal suspects to be handed over to China. The year-old climber, who is known for scaling tall buildings, said that his stunt at the storey Cheung Kong Center was an "urgent appeal for peace". That's my hope anyway," Alain Robert said in a media statement. He has climbed buildings in Hong Kong before. Last year in August, Robert was banned by a city court from attempting any more climbs in Hong Kong for days.
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Earlier this year, he was arrested in the Philippines after climbing a storey tower in the capital Manila. Hong Kong: French Spiderman scales skyscraper with banner urging peace amid turmoil The banner unfurled showed two shaking hands as well as the Hong Kong and Chinese flags. Mass political protests have been accompanied by violent clashes with police in Hong Kong.
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