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Jens Galschioet’s ‘Pillar of Shame’ sculpture in Haking Wong Podium of the University of Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China painted it orange in 2008 to highlight The Color Orange, a project created by Galschioet to raise awareness of violations of human rights in China. Photograph via Wikimedia Commons, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.

Last monument marking Tiananmen Square massacre removed in Hong Kong

Jens Galschioet’s ‘Pillar of Shame’ sculpture in Haking Wong Podium of the University of Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China painted it orange in 2008 to highlight The Color Orange, a project created by Galschioet to raise awareness of violations of human rights in China. Photograph via Wikimedia Commons, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.

Jens Galschioet’s ‘Pillar of Shame’ sculpture in Haking Wong Podium of the University of Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China painted it orange in 2008 to highlight The Color Orange, a project created by Galschioet to raise awareness of violations of human rights in China. Photograph via Wikimedia Commons, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.

HONG KONG (AP) – A monument at a Hong Kong university that was the best-known public remembrance of the Tiananmen Square massacre on Chinese soil was removed on December 23, wiping out the city’s last place of public commemoration of the bloody 1989 crackdown. For some at the University of Hong Kong, the move reflected the erosion of the relative freedoms they have enjoyed compared to mainland China.

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Jens Galschioet’s ‘Pillar of Shame’ sculpture in Haking Wong Podium of the University of Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China painted it orange in 2008 to highlight The Color Orange, a project created by Galschioet to raise awareness of violations of human rights in China. Photograph via Wikimedia Commons, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.

Artist wants Hong Kong sculpture back as deadline passes

Jens Galschioet’s ‘Pillar of Shame’ sculpture in Haking Wong Podium of the University of Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China painted it orange in 2008 to highlight The Color Orange, a project created by Galschioet to raise awareness of violations of human rights in China. Photograph via Wikimedia Commons, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.

Jens Galschioet’s ‘Pillar of Shame’ sculpture in Haking Wong Podium of the University of Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China painted it orange in 2008 to highlight The Color Orange, a project created by Galschioet to raise awareness of violations of human rights in China. Photograph via Wikimedia Commons, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.

HONG KONG (AP) – A Danish artist is seeking to get back his sculpture in Hong Kong commemorating the victims of China’s 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown as an October 13 deadline for its removal passed.

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