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 ...
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 |