The last vestiges of free speech are being pulled down from Hong Kong as Beijing intensifies its crackdown on democracy in the city. A statue commemorating the Tiananmen Square massacre of 1989 has been pulled down from Hong Kong University. This article appears in VOA. Here is an excerpt:
Hong Kong’s oldest university covered up one of the last public memorials to the deadly 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown Saturday, as Beijing continues to muzzle dissent in the financial hub.
Hong Kong was the only place in China where mass remembrance of Tiananmen was tolerated, but authorities have driven such activities underground after imposing a sweeping national security law on the city.
The University of Hong Kong (HKU) last month removed a famous statue commemorating pro-democracy protesters killed by Chinese troops around Tiananmen Square.
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