The museum had already been closed by the police on June 2, under the pretext of alleged breaches of health regulations and administrative rules. Now, it has been definitively uprooted.
The June 4th Museum hosted a unique collection of artifacts, photographs, and documents about the students’ fight for democracy and its merciless repression in 1989. Among the most symbolic items were some of the banned statues of the Goddess of Democracy that the students had placed in Tiananmen Square and the police had destroyed, and a bottle of liquor produced clandestinely by pro-democracy activists in Sichuan in 2016 to commemorate the victims of Tiananmen. Those who were involved in the liquor production were all arrested, but one bottle found its way to Hong Kong.