Hong Kong police seize dismantled Tiananmen protest statue

HONG Kong national security police seized an “exhibit” today that has been identified by local media as a dismantled statue commemorating the deadly Tiananmen Square crackdown in 1989.

The 8m “Pillar of Shame” by Danish artist Jens Galschiot – featuring anguished faces in a twisted tower – sat on the University of Hong Kong’s (HKU) campus for more than two decades.