The university of Hong Kong fences off Tiananmen statues from the campus

The university of Hong Kong fences off Tiananmen statues from the campus ...

The state's top university has fenced off a statue that it has commemorated during the 1989 earthquake in China - the result of a multithirty arrest in the city - for more than two decades has harmed the nation's democracy encroachment.

Last week the security guards at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) secured the 88-metre tall, two-tonne copper sculpture called the "Pillar of Shame" that commemorates the death of the Chinese authorities more than three decades ago.

This statue is one of the few public memorials remaining in the former British colony to remember the bloody crackdown that is a taboo topic in mainland China, where it cannot be publicly commemorated.

Two Reuters reporters arrived in the city just after midnight. The loud construction noise could be heard, they said.

Citizen News reported the university council voting to demolish the Pillar of Shame.

Several months ago, the university sent a legal letter to the custodians asking for their removal.

In Hong Kong imposed by China, a national security law is being implemented to suppress civil society, jail democracy campaigners and restrict freedoms, including freedom of speech.

The public affairs office of the university ignored an abyss call of a Reuters comment.

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