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Hong Kong Police Confiscate 2 “Goddess of Democracy” Statues, Arrest 13 Chinese Activists

Posted by Author on June 2, 2010

By Lin Yi & Tan Hohua, Epoch Times staff, May 31, 2010-

Police forcefully take away Alliance Deputy Chair Richard Choi Yiu-cheong. (Pan Zaishu/Epoch Times Staff)

Hong Kong—As preparations mount for commemoration of the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre in Hong Kong, police confiscated two replicas of the iconic “Goddess of Democracy” statue and detained over a dozen activists over the weekend. The moves have raised concerns over infringements of free expression in the territory.

Hong Kong police detained 13 prodemocracy activists and confiscated a replica of the statue on Saturday May, 29. According to The Standard, when two activists sought to place a second replica of the statue at the same location on Sunday, they were again detained and the figurine confiscated.

Richard Tsoi, vice chairman of the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements in China, told The Epoch Times that police arrested him and 12 other activists Saturday, but had not filed any charges.

“There is an increasing level of political censorship on the commemoration of the June 4 [killings],” said Tsoi. “The Alliance will never compromise. We will have the candlelight vigil at Victoria Park on time at 8 p.m. on June 4.”…… (more details from The Epochtimes)

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