A Czech-based NGO led by the Chinese Loretta Lau has just started this petition as a protest against the Hong Kong police using The Pill of Shame as an accusation and evidence against the imprisoned democracy activists and to get the sculpture back to Europe -
The news about Hong Kong's latest assault on the pillar of shame is spreading everywhere in the press and has soon been talked about in this world.
NGO DEI can be contacted for interviews and information through Loretta Lau tel: Whatsapp call/text: +420 606125 203
See The press release from NGO DEI:
Hong Kong National Security Police Seize "Pillar of Shame" Sculpture Commemorating Victims of Tiananmen Square Massacre
[HONG KONG, May 5th, 2023] - The Hong Kong national security police have seized a sculpture created to commemorate the victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown in connection with a subversion investigation. The sculpture, known as the "Pillar of Shame," was confiscated from the Kadoorie Centre in Yuen Long, an agricultural research facility run by the University of Hong Kong (HKU), on Friday.
The seizure of the "Pillar of Shame" has sparked outrage from human rights groups and the artistic community. The sculpture was created by Danish artist Jens Galschiot and erected on the campus of HKU in 1997 as a symbol of democracy and human rights, and as a tribute to the victims of the Tiananmen Square massacre. The sculpture has since become an important landmark for activists and pro-democracy advocates in Hong Kong.
According to a source familiar with the case, the police used a subversion investigation as a pretext to seize the sculpture, raising serious questions about the state of artistic freedom in Hong Kong. The seizure of the sculpture has been condemned by NGO DEI (我地), which has called for the immediate return of the "Pillar of Shame" and for the Hong Kong authorities to respect artistic freedom.
Jens Galschiot has expressed his deep concern and outrage over the seizure of his sculpture, stating that he was not consulted or informed about its removal. Galschiot has also pointed out that the sculpture was placed in Hong Kong before it was handed over by the British, and that he cannot see how it could be used as evidence under the national security law.
The seizure of the "Pillar of Shame" is a blatant violation of human rights and artistic freedom, and the international community must join in condemning this action and pressuring the Hong Kong government to protect the rights and freedoms of its citizens.
Name: Loretta Lau (Director of NGO DEI)
Whatsapp call/text: +420 606125 203

Link to Petition:

 Condemn Police Seizure of 'Pillar of Shame' 

in Hong Kong Today (5.5.2023)

[香港,2023年5月5日] - 香港國安警以一顛覆罪名案件證物為由未收紀念1989年天安門事件受難者的雕塑「國殤之柱」,雕塑於今晨從香港大學下轄的嘉道理中心被警方扣押。
警方以顛覆罪名扣押了「羞恥柱」引發了對香港藝術自由的質疑,港人組織NGO DEI(我地)對香港警方予以譴責,並呼籲當局立即歸還「國殤之柱」以尊重藝術自由。
名稱:Loretta Lau (Director of NGO DEI)
Whatsapp call/text: +420 606125 203