#NOW HKU @HKUniversity is covering up the June 4 slogan on Swire Bridge - slightly over one month after they toppled the #PillarofShame
Today is 28 Dec in lunar calendar, a day for people to thoroughly tidy up their home in order to welcome CNY. The erasure of the June 4 slogan on Swire Bridge means the last piece of June 4 monument in #HKU will be gone.
Last time #HKU took down #PillarofShame in the darkness of night leaving some half hundred reporters staying up till dawn . This time it’s happening in broad day light and fewer than 10 reporters are now at the scene.
Workers are putting up a door at the end of the makeshift coffin-like cover above most of the slogan , leaving three characters meaning “cold blooded slaughter” outside. What next ?
Coffin nailed except for three words “cold blooded slaughter”.
“What about these?” I asked.
“Then you can remember what the university did,” a worker said.
Of course, no memory is left uncovered
#HKU #June4

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