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The majority of protesters just walked past the statue shouting “Hanba (Shame on you)” to the police officers guarding the Communist Party leader’s statue, although several dozen activists reached the red-colored Communist Party tent and trampled it.

Ever since vandals damaged the nose and one arm of the Bolshevik leader in 2009, forcing an expensive repair job completed in 2010, the Communist Party has kept vigil at the site — erecting a tent and hiring private security guards.

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