A few months ago we stumbled upon some rather critical-of-the-politico graffiti at the crossing of Luban lu (鲁班路） and Quxi lu （瞿溪路）, in the Luwan District. When we returned this weekend, we found a harmonized wall. The only words now discernible was a half hidden: “Long live Chairman Mao”.
So, as a dedication to this ephemeral billboard of contraband thought, we finally uploaded the pictures we had taken before. The pre-harmonized graffiti read:
“Petitions don’t help, the people can only rely on themselves. How can you say you represent the people?”
“Return my human rights, return my home, return my right to live.”
“Unite and protect our homes – fight to the end, and we will win. Go round the corner to see more.”
Photos by Gunnar Norrman