Democracy Goddess comes to Chinatown

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The "Goddess of Democracy" became a global icon when it was raised by student protesters in Beijing's Tiananmen Square in 1989—before the movement was put down in the massacre of June 4. In the prelude to this year's anniversary of the massacre, the Democracy Goddess came to Manhattan's Chinatown. Artist Chen Weiming is touring the country with his own replica of the Goddess as part of a campaign to demand a democratic opening in China. Bill Weinberg reports for The Villager.

Credit: Robert Lee, Asian American Arts Centre

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