French "spiderman" climber Alain Robert scaled a 68-storey skyscraper in Hong Kong on Friday to hoist a flag symbolising reconciliation between China and the territory, as pro-democracy protests show no sign of abating.
Using his bare hands and without a harness, Robert clambered up Cheung Kong Centre in the central business district and secured a large banner on the building's exterior.
The sign positioned China's flag in the left hand corner with Hong Kong's flag on the right side. Underneath was a yellow hand shaking a red hand on a white background to signify peace.
Robert's climb comes as more mass demonstrations are expected through the weekend.
China has likened the protests to terrorism and warned it could use force to quell them, as US President Donald Trump urged President Xi Jinping to meet with protesters to defuse weeks of tension.
Robert was banned from climbing buildings in the former British colony for a year last August. His ban ended two weeks ago.
He was arrested after the climb and taken to a nearby police station.
Meanwhile, Li Ka Shing, whose family owns the Cheung Kong Centre, published a series of advertisements in Hong Kong's major newspapers on Friday urging people to stop the violence.
Australian Associated Press