The Government of China is rounding up its termination of democracy in Hong Kong. All physical emblems of democracy are being scrubbed from the streets. But democracy activists are working in the shadows to preserve digital copies of their democracy campaign. This article appears in Hong Kong FP. It is written by By Su Xinqi. Here is an excerpt:
Hong Kong activists are working in the shadows to preserve digital backups of their democracy movement as the physical symbols of their resistance, including an opposition newspaper and a museum, are purged from the city’s streets.
In the end, it was food safety inspectors that finished Hong Kong’s museum to those killed in the Tiananmen Square protests — the only memorial of its kind within China to victims of the 1989 crackdown.
Its exhibitions documented Beijing’s decision to use tanks to quell democracy protests in the Chinese capital and Hong Kong’s three-decade history of holding annual candlelight vigils for those killed.
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