The Goddess of Democracy,
Tianamen Square, Beijing China
The Goddess of Democracy was created during the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989. Standing 33 feet, the statue was constructed in four days of foam and papier-mâché over a metal armature. She was destroyed by soldiers as they cleared the protesters from Tiananmen Square. Since its destruction, numerous replicas and memorials have been erected around the world, including in Hong Kong, British Columbia, and Washington DC.