French 'Spiderman' scales Hong Kong building, hangs 'peace' banner

16 August 2019
2019-08-16 13:35

French urban climber Alain Robert on Friday scaled up Hong Kong's Cheung Kong Building and unfurled a banner with "a message of peace", as the territory geared up for further mass pro-democracy demonstrations over the weekend. Robert's climb up to the top of 283-metre building, owned by Hong Kong's richest man, quickly attracted a crowd of pedestrians.

Police said they arrested him after the stunt, which took about an hour in total. Robert is well-known for climbing up urban high-risers and has does so in countries including France, Indonesia and the Philippines earlier in the year, as well as London in 2018.

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