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Tiananmen: Hong Kong students hide tiny "democracy goddesses" on campus

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    Students at a Hong Kong university this week have hid tiny figurines of a "democracy goddess" around campus in the lead-up to the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre.

    The figurines created by students at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) are a copy of the "Goddess of Democracy" statue which was pulled down by university officials last December.

    The statue had been a fixture on the campus for 11 years, and was modelled after the original democracy symbol paraded by students at Tiananmen Square in 1989 before they were killed by soldiers.

    But in the end, organisers ended the activity on Thursday night as "we are afraid the university would interrupt our event".
    They said they had received word that university staff were monitoring students taking part in the hunt yesterday.

    Outside of China, diasporas around the world including in Taiwan, the UK, US, Canada and Australia have planned commemorations.

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