Two more Tiananmen monuments removed from Hong Kong university campuses

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By Sara Cheng and James Pomfret HONG KONG (Reuters) -Two more Hong Kong universities on Friday removed public monuments to the 1989 Tiananmen protests in Beijing, following on the heels of the dismantling of a sculpture marking victims of the crackdown at another university earlier this week. A 6.4 metre (20 foot) tall bronze “Goddess of Democracy” statue holding aloft a flame at Hong Kong’s Chinese University had been removed from a public piazza just before dawn. The university said in a statement that the “unauthorised statue” had been taken away. “Following an internal assessment, and as t…

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