“The Goddess of Democracy” was carved by students from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in China and erected in Tiananmen Square during the democracy protests in 1989.
The “Goddess of Liberty” statue was seen here surrounded by flags representing various Chinese universities. This was taken before the government sent tanks and troops into the square and started firing on the hundreds of student protesters.
The sacrifices of the brave democracy protesters was not forgotten.
Students in Hong Kong later erected a Goddess of Democracy statue in the city center. Hong Kong democracy protesters would hold massive rallies every year on the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre on June 4th.
Earlier this week China removed a Tiananmen Square sculpture from Hong Kong University solidifying its takeover of democratic Hong Kong.
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The Chinese Communists removed more statues this week in Hong Kong including the famous Goddess of Democracy statue.
This is a very sad development.
The AP reported:
Universities in Hong Kong are removing memorials to the bloody suppression of the 1989 Chinese pro-democracy movement centered on Beijing’s Tiananmen Square.
The Chinese University of Hong Kong early Friday took down the “Goddess of Democracy,” a statue based on a figure created by art students and brought to the square shortly before the crackdown in which hundreds, if not thousands, of people were killed.
The removal of the monuments testifies to the ruling Communist Party’s efforts to erase the bloody events from the public consciousness. It also comes as the party snuffs out democratic challenges in Hong Kong to its rule.
On Thursday, a monument at the University of Hong Kong was dismantled, wiping out one of the city’s last remaining places of public commemoration of the crackdown.