Hong Kong should sell the bricks hurled at police during the Mong Kok riots to democracy-loving tourists, like Germany did the Berlin Wall.
That is the – completely serious – suggestion from Hong Kong lawmaker Albert Chan Wai-yi, who told the Legislative Council (Legco) on Monday that the site of the city's most violent protests since 2014's Umbrella Movement should be made into a tourist attraction.
"I was in Berlin a couple of times after the wall fell and saw that the Berlin government used the wall as a major tourist attraction," Chan told CNBC.
He likened the bricks thrown by Mong Kok rioters to pieces of the wall that separated East and West Berlin from 1961 to 1989, which were sold as souvenirs after the wall came down in 1989.
"The Berlin wall pieces have become a symbol of democracy and liberty, the Mong Kok bricks are definitely a major symbol as well," said Chan, adding that buyers could use the bricks to "condemn political violence, or glorify them as symbol for the struggle of democracy."