More Hong Kong universities remove Tiananmen Square massacre memorials | World News

More universities in Hong Kong have removed memorials commemorating those who died in the Tiananmen Square massacre.

Early on Friday morning, the Chinese University of Hong Kong took down the Goddess of Democracy, a statue based on a figure created by art students that was brought to Tiananmen Square in Beijing shortly before the 1989 crackdown.

Hundreds of pro-democracy protesters were said to have been killed by Chinese troops in the 4 June crackdown on China’s pro-democracy movement in the late 1980s, but it is thought the real figure reaches the thousands.

FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2021 file photo, the "Pillar of Shame" statue, a memorial for those killed in the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown, is displayed at the University of Hong Kong. A monument at a Hong Kong university that commemorated the 1989 Tiananmen massacre was boarded up by workers late Wednesday, prompting fears over the future of the monument as the city...s authorities crack down on dissent. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
The Pillar of Shame statue was removed from Hong Kong University earlier this week

The statue is the latest Tiananmen Square memorial to be removed in Hong Kong, with a monument at the University of Hong Kong – the Pillar of Shame – cut up and removed the night before after being installed in 1997.

Lingnan University also removed a bas relief memorial…

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