The University of Hong Kong Removes Statue in Memory of Thien Aanman Massacre

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Thien Aanman Massacre
Thien Aanman Massacre

The statue came under controversy in October when the university vowed to remove it. The Hong Kong Alliance, which supports China’s patriotic democracy movement, and other supporters of the statue were told by the university that it would have to remove the statue in line with threats and suggestions. A statue erected at Hong Kong University to commemorate the June 4, 1989 massacre at Tiananmen Square in China was removed on Thursday morning. This 26 feet tall statue is also called the ‘Pillar of Shame’. Created by Danish architect Jens Galsiot, the statue depicts the bodies of 50 pro-democracy activists.

The statue came under controversy in October when the university vowed to remove it. The Hong Kong Alliance, which supports China’s Patriotic Democratic Movement and other supporters of the statue, was told by the university that it would have to remove the statue in line with recent threats and suggestions. 

Work to remove the statue began late Wednesday night. The sound of drilling machines was heard around midnight. The place was covered with a white plastic sheet after the statue was sent to a secret place by the container. This column, made in Hong Kong, depicts the phenomenon of Thien Aanman.

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