Lingnan University removes the rest of the Tiananmen Massacre, while another piece, the Goddess of Democracy, has been removed from China University of Hong Kong.
Hong Kong University of theological Arts has released a tribute to Tiananmen Square 1989, a day after the massacre. the same drawing was removed from another higher education institution in Asian economic centers.
Lingnan University officials initially closed Friday the site of the Tiananmen Square Massacre statue before being removed, according to the Lingnan University Students’ Union Press Bureau.
In a television interview, Hong Kong artist and journalist Galileo Cheng also confirmed the removal of Chinese-born New Zealand artist Chen Weiming of 6.4 meters (21 feet) and 3.2 meters (10.5 feet) piece, which was placed at the university in . 2010.
Lingnan University said in a statement that the decision to remove the piece was “of great interest to the people of the university”.
The statue of the goddess Chen of Democracy was also removed from The Chinese Univesity of Hong Kong (CUHK) on Friday, according to a Citizen News report.
CUHK has not yet commented on the development.
Chen’s dismissal is a recent episode aimed at individuals or organizations associated with the June 4, 1989 date and events reflecting.
Officials have been pressured in Hong Kong over China’s national security law, which they say is used to oppress people, detain democrats, and restrict basic freedoms.
Officials say the law has restored order in the aftermath of the major street protests in 2019. They insist that freedom of speech and other rights still exist and that prosecution is not political.
China did not report the massacre of Tiananmen Square in 1989. Authorities have killed at least 300 people, but activists and witnesses say at least thousands have been killed.
On Thursday, the University of Hong Kong demolished and removed the statue of the Pillar of Shame, one of the remnants of former British colony commemorating the bloodshed in 1989 which is a sensitive issue in China, which is impossible. public memory.
The statue was a major symbol of the widespread freedom that was promised in Hong Kong during their return to Chinese rule in 1997.
Hong Kong traditionally held the largest epidemics in the world to commemorate the violation of Tiananmen Square.
The Danish artist Jens Galschiot, who created the statue, stated that he was “astonished” and would “ask for compensation for any damage” to his property.
In an interview with Al Jazeera, Galschiot called the removal of a “A case of anti-democracy”.