University of Hong Kong removes Tiananmen Massacre monument in dead of night

Views of the area were obscured with curtains and plastic barriers at around 11pm. Construction noise could be heard as the area was cordoned off without notice and surrounded by security guards.

Pillar of Shame
Pillar of Shame. Photo: HKU Undergrad.

Alvin Lum of CitizenNews reported that the university’s ruling body had agreed to that the statue would be demolished amid pressure from Beijing’s local offices.