A pro-democracy alliance is to make a new attempt to find a permanent home for the Pillar of Shame statue. Szeto Wah of the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of the Patriotic Democratic Movement in China said the group would draft a letter to the provisional urban and regional councils after a meeting this weekend. 'The statue had been displayed in seven universities for the past year. That can only be done on a short-term basis,' Mr Szeto said. The statue, a gift from Danish sculptor Jens Galschiot in memory of the June 4, 1989, massacre in Tiananmen Square, was sent to Hong Kong on May 31 last year. Applications for it to be displayed permanently in either Kowloon Park or Sha Tin Park were rejected.