23 Dec 2021

Memorial to Tiananmen Square victims removed from Hong Kong University

News Correspondent

One of Hong Kong’s last remaining public monuments honouring the victims of the Tiananmen Square massacre has been removed, after workmen dismantled a statue at Hong Kong University during the night.

The authorities claimed they had been worried about the “potential safety issues” of the structure, which has been on display for almost 25 years.

But critics say it is yet more evidence of the erosion of democratic freedoms since the introduction of a sweeping security law last year.