Hong Kong University to remove ‘Pillar of Shame’ Tiananmen Square sculpture

(CNN) — The University of Hong Kong will remove the famous “Pillar of Shame” sculpture memorializing victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre from its campus, a letter written by its legal team said Friday.

The letter came from Mayer Brown LLP — a London-based international law firm acting on behalf of the university — and stated the statue had to be removed “before 5 pm on 13 October 2021,” or it would be deemed “abandoned” and dealt with in “such a manner” that the university sees fit.…

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