HONG KONG: A number one Hong Kong university on Saturday (Jan 29) coated a painted slogan commemorating China’s Tiananmen Square crackdown, the most recent occasion of a public Jun 4 memorial being eliminated in China-ruled Hong Kong.
A Reuters journalist noticed a few dozen development employees sporting yellow arduous hats erect gray metallic development hoardings round a “martyrs slogan” painted throughout the size of the University of Hong Kong’s (HKU) Swire bridge.
The slogan, painted in Chinese characters on the pavement, learn: “The souls of the martyrs shall forever linger despite the cold-blooded massacre. The spark of democracy shall forever glow for the demise of evil.”
Asked why the university, which took down a “Pillar of Shame” Tiananmen statue in December, coated the 20-character slogan, an HKU spokesperson stated by e mail: “The University of Hong Kong regularly conducts maintenance works at various locations and facilities, with the above site being one such project.”
For over three many years, it has been a convention for college kids at HKU to repaint the slogan on the bridge earlier than the anniversary of 1989 crackdown.
The fencing-off of the 20m-long slogan is the most recent step in Hong Kong involving memorials, folks or organisations affiliated with the delicate date and occasions to mark it.