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Monument in Vancouver’s Chinatown turns 20

The Chinatown community in Vancouver, Canada, celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Chinatown Memorial Monument on Sunday.

According to CBC, the monument is the site of different commemoration ceremonies and activities. Arthur Shu Ren Chang told CBC it also honors the Chinese workers who sacrificed their lives to help build the transcontinental railroad in Canada and those who served during World War II.

Community members are concerned that a nine-story condo tower will change the neighborhood. Developers plan to build the tower next to Memorial Square.

Other Chinatown cultural monuments have also been damaged over the past few years. In January, a statue in Memorial Square Garden was defaced with offensive graffiti, Daily Hive reports.

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