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‘Pillar of Shame’: University of Hong Kong to remove statue commemorating the Tiananmen Square massacre

A statue commemorating the Tiananmen Square massacre would be removed, the University of Hong Kong has said. The Pillar of Shame depicts dozens of torn and twisted bodies and was at the forefront of vigils held in the city to commemorate the 1989 crackdown. The university said the decision was “based on the latest risk […]

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Hong Kong Police ban vigil for victims of 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown

Hong Kong police have banned a vigil marking the Tiananmen Square crackdown for the first time in 30 years. Authorities said the decision was due to health concerns over coronavirus. However, there are fears this may end the commemorations, as China seeks to impose a new law making undermining its authority a crime in the […]