The Pillar of Shame, pictured at HKU’s Pok Fu Lam campus in mid-October. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
The Pillar of Shame, pictured at HKU’s Pok Fu Lam campus in mid-October. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

Artist behind Tiananmen crackdown memorial at University of Hong Kong seeks diplomatic help to relocate Pillar of Shame overseas

  • Jens Galschiøt also requests through lawyers an HKU review of removal order on the Pillar of Shame, which pays tribute to victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown
  • University says the statue, first erected on campus in 1997, will be deemed abandoned property after Wednesday’s deadline

The Pillar of Shame, pictured at HKU’s Pok Fu Lam campus in mid-October. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
The Pillar of Shame, pictured at HKU’s Pok Fu Lam campus in mid-October. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
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