See photos from Girls' Generation's fan meet in China where the girls appear to be visibly upset.
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1 Oct 2014 - 6:00 PM  UPDATED 2 Oct 2014 - 11:39 AM

Girls Generation’s remaining 8 members: Taeyeon, Tiffany, Seohyun, Sunny, Hyoyeon, Yuri, Sooyoung and Yoona were seen to visibly upset at their recent fan meet in Shenzhen, China on Tuesday, the Korea Herald reports.

The event came after SM Entertainment made their official statement that Jessica would be leaving the group due to a “conflict of differences in priorities”, but before Jessica released her personal statement with her side of the story earlier this morning.

At the fan event, fans held large placards featuring the nine members of the group and held J-shaped glow sticks to support Jessica, local news outlets reported.

The Korea Herald also reported that “The atmosphere, which was rather joyful despite the absence of Jessica, took a sorrowful turn when the girls performed the final song “Complete” onstage.”

See the photos and fan video to get a feel for the atmosphere there in Shenzhen:

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Photo credits: Koreaboo