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How is the Tiananmen massacre museum angering Xi Jinping

How is the Tiananmen massacre museum angering Xi Jinping

A visitor looks at the exhibits at the June 4 Museum, which commemorates the Chinese regime’s massacre in Tiananmen Square in 1989, during its brief reopening in Hong Kong (Reuters)

The Hong Kong 4th of June Museum, dedicated to the memory of the massacre Tiananmen 1989 and BeijingIt was closed this Tuesday by order of the system Xi JinpingThree days after reopening it with an unusual pretext: Problems with licenses and ratings.

The Hong Kong Alliance to Support National Democratic Movements in China (Hong Kong, in its English acronym), Museum President, detailed today in a statement that Tuesday The center received an unprecedented visit by officials from the Department of Food and Environmental Health, who claimed that the museum lacked proper licensing to operate.

A visitor prays next to a plaque with the image of the goddess of democracy at the June 4 Museum, which commemorates the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown (Reuters)
A visitor prays next to a plaque with the image of the goddess of democracy at the June 4 Museum, which commemorates the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown (Reuters)

Thus, the museum directors decided “Legal advice is required in this regard“, Beside “Temporarily closed, until further notice“for a purpose”Protect the safety of employees and visitors“in the middle”difficult political situation“.

to me Hong KongOver 550 people visited the museum during the three days it was open. The Hong Kong It had announced on Sunday its reopening, which in the past nine years has had to close its doors and change headquarters on several occasions in part due to political pressures, but also due to pandemic issues.

Visitors look at the exhibits at the June 4 Museum, which commemorates the Tiananmen Square crackdown in 1989. The site was open for only three days before the regime ordered its closure (Reuters)
Visitors look at the exhibits at the June 4 Museum, which commemorates the Tiananmen Square crackdown in 1989. The site was open for only three days before the regime ordered its closure (Reuters)

The museum displayed photographs taken in 1989, the banners used in the demonstrations, and the accessories worn by the avenging protesters, as well as miniature copies of goddess of democracy, a 10-meter-tall statue erected by students from Fine arts in front of a picture Mao Zedong On Tiananmen And that tanks ran over him later.

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But the city was not limited to closing its museum. It is also militarizing to prevent honoring the victims of the massacre. The Hong Kong police plans to hire 3,000 riot police On duty to prevent any illegal march in remembrance Tiananmen, of which 4 the next day will be 32 years old.

Mak Hui Wah, curator of the June 4th Museum, poses for a photo of the museum, which commemorates the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown, and reopens for three days in Hong Kong (Reuters)
Mak Hui Wah, curator of the June 4th Museum, poses for a photo of the museum, which commemorates the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown, and reopens for three days in Hong Kong (Reuters)

According to the newspaper, this will be the largest spread of the elements preventively so far this year.

Mak Hui Wah in another room of the June 4 Museum in memory of the victims of the Beijing regime (Reuters)
Mak Hui Wah in another room of the June 4 Museum in memory of the victims of the Beijing regime (Reuters)

Among the places that will have the most observations will be Central Park Victoria (Traditional place of worshipers for Vigil in Tiananmen, Hong Kong) and surrounding areas والمناطق Fourth of June MuseumIt was temporarily closed three days after reopening as authorities on Tuesday alleged problems with the center’s operating license.

(With information from EFE, AP, and agencies). –

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