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HISTORY & MONARCHY

  

 

 

  Ly Tu Trong

 

Vietnam

Statue of Ly Tu Trong, a 16 year old, Thailand-born, Vietnamese revolutionary, who rebelled against French colonial occupation and was executed for it by the French on 21 November 1931, a month short of his 17th birthday. He is today revered as a revolutionary martyr, with a street named after him in Saigon and this statue carved in the typical art style of socialist realism, in a small roadside public park to the south of West Lake in Hanoi.