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The queue’s 200 hundred meters long to get into the #LadyLiberty exhibit at openground in Sham Shui Po. Lady Liberty was destroyed by pro-CCPers on Lion Rock in Oct. A new Lady Liberty’s been made & the broken pieces of the old one, splattered in red paint, are also on display
In fact, the new #LadyLiberty is too big to fit in the 1st-floor exhibition space. She’s here only from the waist up. The artists wanted to display her on ground floor but ‘suddenly’ govt officials showed up, w police across the street, & said it was against some obscure code.
Many sculptures by #HK artists inspired by #LadyLiberty are being auctioned to raise funds for 612 Humanitarian Relief Fund, which helps protesters in need.
In fact, all along #LadyLiberty, herself crowdfunded by generous contributions from HK people, has benefitted many #HK protesters in need, with over HK$1 million going to over 260 in all. The freedom struggle takes care of its own.
If you think the original #LadyLiberty was cheap, she cost HK$45k for materials. She was proposed on LIHKG on Aug 24. $203,933 was raised in 24hrs. 70+ people worked nonstop to make her in 3 days & she was 1st displayed in Chater Garden on Aug 31.
Parts of the original #LadyLiberty destroyed by pro-CCPers on Lion Rock in October. You can try on her backpack (right). It’s big and heavy. She was 4m tall.
A portion of the exhibit shows how #LadyLiberty was made, prototypes manufactured with a 3D printer that plays #GloryToHongKong over and over again.
It took 26 people seven hours to carry #LadyLiberty up to Lion Rock from 10pm to 5am on the night of October 12-13, 2019.
Openground cafe & gallery is definitely yellow territory. Be sure to stop by & support #YellowEconomicCircle. You can also get tiny 3D-printed facsimiles of #LadyLiberty. The #HK freedom struggle is a culture & a spirit. We’re all together. Never forget it!
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