Hong Kong’s major telecom providers showed that the virtual “June 4th Museum” commemorating the 1989 Tiananmen Massacre has been inaccessible after it was launched two months ago and three weeks after the police raided the real-life museum in the country.
The website “8964museum.com” is inaccessible through networks Smartone, China Mobile Hong Kong, 3HK, and CSL, but is available via VPN services and overseas.
The virtual museum was made available for the public in early August after Hong Kong police forced the physical museum to close due to operating without a formal license.
The Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China said that the website was controlled by an independent team as a safety measure due to “intensified political pressure.” The group had already been disbanded.
The website presented a virtual experience of the events and figures that transpired in the student-led protests in mainland China which ended with the People Liberation Army’s repression, causing death to thousands of civilians.
Hong Kong’s major telecom providers have yet to respond regarding the matter.
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