The University of Hong Kong is dismantling the Tiananmen Square Protest Victims Monument, also known as the Pillar of Shame, according to the BBC.
The statue, which depicts dozens of dismembered and mutilated bodies, is the main attribute of the commemoration ceremony for the events of 1989.
The university said the decision was “based on the most recent risk assessment and legal advice.”
The Pillar of Shame, created by Danish sculptor Jens Galsiot, has been on display at the University of Hong Kong campus for 24 years. However, the university commissioned a group called the Hong Kong Alliance to dismantle the statue by October 13th.
Chinese authorities have come under fire for crushing opposition in Hong Kong.
Chinese authorities are stepping up censorship ahead of the anniversary of the events at Tiananmen Square in Beijing, where in 1989 student demonstrations were brutally suppressed by the army.
Annual commemorative events were banned in 2020 as part of measures to contain the spread of coronavirus infection.
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