The Goddess of Democracy
The Goddess of Democracy was a 10-meter high statue created during the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989. It was inspired by the Statue of Liberty, and was constructed in only four days out of styrofoam and papier mache. On May 30, 1989, it was erected in Tiananmen Square, facing the large photograph of Mao Zedong. The statue was destroyed on June 4 when the protests were cracked down by Chinese Communist Government .
Since then replica of the statue have been made in various place around the world, and here we showcase just a few from Hong Kong, Canada and USA. The spirit of Tiananmen lives on.