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Bulldozers threaten Beatles monument in Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar

Residents are protesting against plans to build commercial properties in the Beatles Square area

Terrence Edwards | Reuters  |  Ulaanbaatar 

A statue of the Beatles in the Mongolian capital of Ulaanbaatar could be at risk amid an alleged land grab, protesters say, as rapid development turns a city once famed for wide open spaces into a cluttered metropolis. Residents are protesting against plans to build commercial properties in an area known as Beatles Square, where a bronze bas-relief monument to the “Fab Four” commemorates the former Soviet satellite’s transition to democracy in 1990. “For a long time there were stories about construction on the land, but nobody wanted to believe ...

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First Published: Sat, August 12 2017. 20:31 IST
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