“Pillar of Shame,” a monument to the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre, was removed in the dead of night from inside a university in Hong Kong:
A monument to the Tiananmen Square massacre was removed from a Hong Kong university Thursday, wiping out the last place of public commemoration and the best-known public remembrance on Chinese soil of the bloody 1989 crackdown.https://t.co/bs9yNIRzLw
— The Associated Press (@AP) December 23, 2021
And *POOF* it’s gone:
— Xinqi Su 蘇昕琪 (@XinqiSu) December 22, 2021
“The Simpsons” predicted this is how it would all turn out:
— Jerry Christmas 🎄🎅🏽 (@JerryDunleavy) December 23, 2021
Disney had removed this episode from airing in Hong Kong last year:
Disney has allegedly removed one episode of The Simpsons from the Hong Kong edition of Disney+, which described the family’s visit to Beijing and carried this famous scene.
— Alvin Lum (@alvinllum) November 27, 2021
Are there any students left in Hong Kong who really believe there’s any freedom of speech left in their city?
The "Pillar of Shame" statue by Jens Galschiot has sat on the University of Hong Kong's campus since 1997, the year the former British colony was handed back to #China 🇨🇳
Here's how some Hong Kong students reacted to the removal of the statue from their university campus ⤵️ pic.twitter.com/zbIioXgbzE
— FRANCE 24 English (@France24_en) December 23, 2021
It appears China is taking up the challenge, though:
— Emily Harris (@emharris33) December 22, 2021