Hong Kong University Fences Off Tiananmen Memorial Statue on Campus

The eight-metre-high “Pillar of Shame” by Danish sculptor Jens Galschiot to pay tribute to the victims of the Tiananmen Square crackdown in Beijing on June 4, 1989 is seen before it is set to be removed at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) in Hong Kong, China October 12, 2021. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu/Files

A leading Hong Kong university has fenced off a statue on its campus that for more than two decades has commemorated pro-democracy protesters killed during China’s Tiananmen Square crackdown in 1989, Reuters witnesses said.

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SOURCE: Reuters – By Alun John and Edmond Ng; Additional reporting by Jessie Pang and Eduardo Baptista; Writing by James Pomfret; Editing by Sonya Hepinstall